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Reportable Diseases Found in Rabbits

Reportable Diseases Found in Rabbits

Some diseases of rabbits can also infect people and are considered to be public health concerns. Veterinarians or laboratories that diagnose one of these diseases must report it to certain local, state, and national agencies. Reporting a disease allows these agencies to identify trends in disease occurrence.

The following are reportable diseases in rabbits:

  • Rabbit calicivirus disease (viral hemorrhagic disease)

  • Tularemia