It seems nature is being relentless, as always.  A virus that kills rabbits–domestic or wild–is being reported across the western U.S.

This piece in Science describes how the virus kills and confirms its presence in New Mexico as early as 2018.  

The virus was confirmed in Arizona just over two months ago.
Here’s a second piece on the southwestern spread, with advice to rabbit pet owners on how to keep it out of your home.

This past week a second case was confirmed in Nevada.  One nickname is now, sadly, rabbit ebola.

This report from earlier this month is on the disease killing bunnies in Colorado.

There’s an article in the new New Yorker [July 6 issue] by Susan Orlean.  You can’t access without a subscription so no link.  It’s entitled “Rabbit Outbreak.”  It describes cases in the San Juan Islands and Puget Sound area of Washington State dating…

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