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Rabbit Heamorragic Disease Virus

Unfortunately, there has been an outbreak of Viral Hemorrhagic Disease (VHD) in certain parts of our beautiful country. It is essential that we all stay informed and take necessary precautions to safeguard our rabbits.

VHD is a highly contagious and potentially life-threatening illness that affects various species of rabbits. This outbreak has impacted both wild and domestic rabbits, posing a significant risk to their health and survival. It is crucial that we act responsibly and promptly to help contain the spread of this disease.

Here are a few important points to remember:

1️⃣ Stay Informed: Keep yourself updated with reliable sources of information such as the South African Veterinary Association, local health authorities, and reputable news outlets. Understanding the symptoms, transmission, and preventive measures will empower us to make informed decisions.

2️⃣ Protect Your Rabbits: If you own rabbits, it is essential to take immediate steps to protect them. Isolate infected animals, maintain strict hygiene practices, and consult with a veterinarian for guidance preventive measures.

3️⃣ Preventive Measures: The spread of VHD can be mitigated through proper biosecurity measures. Avoid direct contact with infected rabbits, disinfect equipment and living areas regularly, and practice good personal hygiene such as washing hands thoroughly after handling rabbits or visiting areas where they reside.

4️⃣ Spread Awareness: Share this information with your friends, family, and fellow rabbit enthusiasts. By raising awareness, we can help prevent the further spread of VHD and protect our rabbit communities.

Let's ensure the safety and well-being of our rabbits and contribute to the containment of this outbreak.

Stay safe, stay informed, and let's combat RHD!

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