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Topic Reading-Vol.2963-5/22/2020

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2020/05/22 Topic Reading-Vol.2963-5/22/2020

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A deadly virus is sweeping multiple states. At risk are rabbits

Contagious diseases aren’t limited to humans. Recently, a strain of Rabbit Hemorrhagic Disease was found among wild bush rabbits in the Western USA. The Europe-originated virus causes internal bleeding and swelling only to rabbit species. Though how the virus arrived in the US is still unknown, it seems to have already spread to Texas, New Mexico, Colorado, and California. Though rabbits aren’t nocturnal, they are not fond of showing themselves to their predators, including humans, which means it is not easy to monitor and cope with a situation like this.

You may wonder if it matters to humans. Since rabbits are herbivorous, they are part of the ecosystem on the ground. Also, their predators will lose a source of food either on the ground and in the air. Humans are too busy dealing with their own virus thread now to worry about rabbits in the wild. But rabbits are also domesticated as pets and grown as food. Sooner or later, this rabbit disease will affect the pet market, dining tables, and the ecosystem.

Enjoy reading the article and learn about another outbreak of a contagious disease.

https://edition.cnn.com/2020/05/18/us/rabbit-virus-hemmorhagic-disease-scn-trnd/index.html

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