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2020-07-18 -Signs, Portents, and the Weather-
And the Hits Keep on Coming....
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Posted by Mercutio 2020-07-18 06:22|| E-Mail|| Front Page|| [6490 views ]  Top

#1 The usual suspects:

Mexico experienced an outbreak of RHDVa in domestic rabbits from 1989 to 1991, presumably following the importation of rabbit meat from the People's Republic of China. A second outbreak of RHD in domestic rabbits began in the state of Chihuahua in April 2020 and has since spread to Sonora, Baja California, Baja California Sur, Coahuila, and Durango.

And now, California and the Southwest. I didn't see where it's dangerous to humans. Wikipedia
Posted by Bobby 2020-07-18 08:07||   2020-07-18 08:07|| Front Page Top

#2 Predators and scavengers can also spread the virus by shedding it in their feces.

Not transpecies, yet.
Posted by Skidmark 2020-07-18 10:28||   2020-07-18 10:28|| Front Page Top

#3 IIRC, rabbits are a plague in Australia. I hope they're taking notice.
Posted by PBMcL 2020-07-18 10:47||   2020-07-18 10:47|| Front Page Top

#4 "Here comes Peter Cotton Tail hopping down the bunny trail ; FWOSH! , Why Daddy, Why did you do that to Peter !?
Posted by Thaith Elmeresing6163 2020-07-18 10:53||   2020-07-18 10:53|| Front Page Top

#5 Not transpecies, yet. So, this implies that Hasenpfeffer should be OFF THE TABLE until the disease burns out.
Posted by 3dc 2020-07-18 11:15||   2020-07-18 11:15|| Front Page Top

#6 Certain parties are trumpeting otherwise minor health events in the hope of precipitating another panic. There’s been something going through the elk and deer herds out west for decades, a kind of Mad Cow thing disease as I recall, with no more fuss than a requirement that the applicable state Department of Wildlife test the carcass for disease before it’s eaten.

Clearly, from the article, China has been handling the situation for some time. Given that China can handle it, there is no reason why we can’t. Not to mention that, as I understand it, hemorrhagic diseases burn out pretty quickly, unlike less deadly infections.
Posted by trailing wife 2020-07-18 18:03||   2020-07-18 18:03|| Front Page Top

#7 This is not new. Been reading about it annually for a while now
Posted by Frank G 2020-07-18 18:18||   2020-07-18 18:18|| Front Page Top

#8 I didn't have Bunnicula on my Bingo sheet.
Posted by swksvolFF 2020-07-18 21:34||   2020-07-18 21:34|| Front Page Top

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