Headlines ‘Bunny Ebola’ Kills Rabbits in Several States Rabbit hemorrhagic disease (RHDV2) is spreading throughout the Southwest. More Videos Video: Trace’s Store School Covers Lessons Learned from COVID-19 Video: Take a Tour of Bark Life in Seminole, FL Video: Learn How to Do Holiday on a Budget at Trace’s Store School Video: Take a Tour of Four Muddy Paws in St. Louis Share Tweet Published 3 months ago on July 14, 2020 By PETS+ Staff A virus being deemed “bunny ebola” is spreading throughout several states. The fatal rabbit hemorrhagic disease (RHDV2) affects wild and domestic rabbits, as well as hares and pikas. It’s been found in Arizona, California, Colorado, Nevada, New Mexico, Texas and Utah, Business Insider reports. The virus kills rabbits quickly, and it can survive more months at room temperature. In many cases, rabbit show no signs of illness before they die. The virus does not affect other animals or humans. From March to June, almost 500 animals in New Mexico were infected, according to Business Insider. “We still have no idea where it originated,” said Ralph Zimmerman, state veterinarian for New Mexico. Veterinarians are importing a vaccine, and the U.S. Department of Agriculture is seeking to produce one domestically, Business Insider reports. Advertisement Watch the video: Related Topics:Latest News Top click to Comment(Comment) PETS+ Staff Since launching in 2017, PETS+ has won 16 major international journalism awards for its publication and website. Contact PETS+'s editors at firstname.lastname@example.org. Advertisement You may like Video: Dogs Sniff Out COVID-19 After a Week of Training Video: Use Promotions and Campaigns to Grow Your Pet Business Video: Why You Should Spend More Time ‘On the Business’ Instead of ‘In the Business’ Promoted Headlines Category Spotlight: Terry Naturally Animal Health Category Spotlight: eTailPet Are You Ready For Adventures Beyond The Backyard? Tall Tails Advertisement Latest Trending Videos Columns9 hours ago 5 Ways to Prepare Your Salon for the Holidays Trace's Store School10 hours ago Video: Trace’s Store School Covers Lessons Learned from COVID-19 Press Releases22 hours ago EQyss Starts Producing Human and Pharmaceutical-Grade Hand Sanitizer True Tales3 days ago Employees: Leave Your Pot at Home to Keep Your Job Columns1 week ago How Beer Helped Me Promote My Pet Business Columns7 days ago 3 Things Customers Want and Need from Pet Businesses Trace's Store School10 hours ago Video: Trace’s Store School Covers Lessons Learned from COVID-19 America's Coolest2 weeks ago Video: Take a Tour of Bark Life in Seminole, FL Trace's Store School2 weeks ago Video: Learn How to Do Holiday on a Budget at Trace’s Store School Advertisement SubscribeBULLETINS Get the most important newsand business ideas from PETS+. Advertisement Most Popular True Tales3 days ago Employees: Leave Your Pot at Home to Keep Your Job Columns1 week ago How Beer Helped Me Promote My Pet Business Columns7 days ago 3 Things Customers Want and Need from Pet Businesses Columns1 week ago 5 Consumer Behavior Trends Reshaping Holiday Shopping Candace D'Agnolo1 week ago Complete These 7 Important Tasks at Your Pet Business Before the End of 2020 Headlines7 days ago Yelp to Flag Businesses Accused of Racism With ‘Consumer Alerts’ Photo Gallery3 days ago 19 Photos That Show Why Dexter’s Deli Is One of America’s Coolest Pet Stores Behind the Pages1 week ago Podcast: Should You Carry Poop Bags Featuring the Faces of Donald Trump and Joe Biden?