Archives of Virology

, Volume 124, Issue 3–4, pp 363–370

European brown hare syndrome in the U.K.; a calicivirus related to but distinct from that of viral haemorrhagic disease in rabbits

  • D. Chasey
  • M. Lucas
  • D. Westcott
  • M. Williams
Brief Report

DOI: 10.1007/BF01309816

Cite this article as:
Chasey, D., Lucas, M., Westcott, D. et al. Archives of Virology (1992) 124: 363. doi:10.1007/BF01309816

Summary

The virus recovered from cases of European brown hare syndrome in the U.K. contains one major capsid protein of approximately 60 k molecular weight and morphologically resembles known caliciviruses. It has been compared with a European isolate of rabbit haemorrhagic disease calicivirus and, although it shows some antigenic similarity, it is not identical. In transmission and protection studies the virus from U.K. hares failed to produce disease in rabbits and did not effectively protect against subsequent challenge with the rabbit calicivirus.

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© Springer-Verlag 1992

Authors and Affiliations

  • D. Chasey
    • 1
  • M. Lucas
    • 1
  • D. Westcott
    • 1
  • M. Williams
    • 1
  1. 1.Central Veterinary LaboratoryWeybridgeU.K.

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