European Journal of Epidemiology

, Volume 9, Issue 1, pp 70–78

Rabbit hemorrhagic disease: A review with special reference to its epizootiology

  • S. Mitro
  • H. Krauss

DOI: 10.1007/BF00463093

Cite this article as:
Mitro, S. & Krauss, H. Eur J Epidemiol (1993) 9: 70. doi:10.1007/BF00463093


Rabbit hemorrhagic disease (RHD) is a relatively new and economically important viral disease of wild and domestic rabbits and hares. Characteristic lesions are abundant hemorrhages in many organs, e.g. trachea, lung, liver, kidney, spleen, peritoneum and pleura. In the past few years epidemic outbreaks of this disease have been observed worldwide. The aim of this paper is to review the literature on this disease with special reference to its epizootiology.

Key words

RHDRabbit Hemorrhagic DiseaseEpizootiologyReview

Copyright information

© Gustav Fischer 1993

Authors and Affiliations

  • S. Mitro
    • 1
  • H. Krauss
    • 1
  1. 1.Zentrum für Kontinentale Agrar- und WirtschaftsforschungJustus-Liebig-UniversitätGiessenGermany