VICTORIA, B.C- Cases of a deadly disease for rabbits are believed to be declining in British Columbia.
After the first appearance of rabbit haemorrhagic disease on Vancouver Island in spring, vaccines were ordered by the province from a French manufacturer. The disease had appeared first in Nanaimo, and was known to cause internal bleeding and organ damage in rabbits.
Most affected rabbits died suddenly, and symptoms included a lack of coordination, changes in behaviour, and trouble breathing. It was compared to a rabbit version of ebola.