A new HaCV-EBHSV recombinant lagovirus circulating in European brown hares

the novel hare calicivirus + hare syndrome virus (HaCV-EBHSV) recombinant strain was detected in different European brown hare populations from Catalonia, located 20–100 km apart, and seems to have caused a fatal disease both in juvenile and adult animals, confirming its viability and ability to spread and establish infection. This is the first report of a recombination event involving HaCV and EBHSV and, despite the recombination with a non-pathogenic strain, it appears to be associated with mortality in European brown hares, which warrants close monitoring.

This research has recently been issued in Scientific Reports, More information here: https://rdcu.be/dyglW