Rabbit Haemorrhagic Disease (RHD) is caused by a virus that is able to survive for long periods in the environment. Wild rabbits can act as a reservoir of infection. The disease is spread by direct contact with infected rabbits or their bodily fluids or faeces. It can also be spread through the faeces of animals that eat the carcases of rabbits that have died from RHD (crows, foxes, flies). Humans that have handled infected rabbits or objects that been in contact with the rabbit (cages, carriers food or water bowls) could also be sources of infection. More information is available at https://www.harcourt-brown.co.uk/articles/infectious-disease/rabbit-haemorrhagic-disease. In order to find out more about the way that domestic rabbits have caught the disease, please help by filling in this questionnaire if you have lost a rabbit to RHD or RHD2. The results of the survey will be displayed on Frances Harcourt-Brown's website.

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1. What country do you live in?

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2. How many rabbits did you own when you lost a rabbit to RHDV?

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3. How many died from RHDV

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4. How was RHD diagnosed

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5. If RHD was confirmed was it

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6. What was the vaccination status of the rabbit(s) that died?

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7. Where did the rabbit(s) that died live?

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8. How was the rabbit kept

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9. What did you feed you rabbit(s) on?

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10. Please give the brand of any rabbit food that you bought for your rabbit(s)

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11. If you fed your rabbit (s) on non-branded hay- where did you get it from?

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12. If you fed your rabbit on grass, where did it get it from?

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13. If you fed your rabbit(s) on vegetables, where do you get them from?

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14. How close to your rabbit have you seen wild rabbits?

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15. How much contact did your rabbit(s) have with other people's rabbits in the month before death?

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16. Did your rabbit(s) companion (s)  have any contact with other people's rabbits in the month before death?

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17. How much contact did you ( as the owner of a rabbit that died from RHD) have with other rabbits?

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18. Do you have any idea where your rabbit(s) caught RHD from?

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