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Rabbit Disease in Tennessee


The Tennessee Agriculture Department is taking measures to keep rabbit hemorrhagic disease virus type two out of the state.


The virus is highly contagious and deadly. It affects domestic rabbits, wild hares, and pikas.




State veterinarian Samantha Beaty issued an order this week preventing the importation of susceptible species from any area under quarantine without passing a vet inspection within 72 hours.


The most recent detection of the disease was found in Arkansas.