How to use Myxomatosis in a sentence
As mosquitoes were already known to mechanically transmit myxomatosis, the team used this disease as a model system.
If a vaccinated rabbit does catch myxomatosis the disease is usually mild and confined to the skin.
The virus causing myxomatosis is transmitted between infected and healthy rabbits by insects, particularly rabbit fleas, but also by flies.
However, do remember that myxomatosis can affect animals during any month of the year.
The disease myxomatosis in rabbits is caused by a virus.Advertisement
In the early 1950s the virus myxomatosis occurred in Britain.
Respiratory signs and skin nodules also occur and myxomatosis is very often fatal.
Prevention - Vaccination Rabbits can be vaccinated against Myxomatosis from 6 weeks of age.
Vaccination does not guarantee that a rabbit will not contract myxomatosis, there is still a small risk.
The standard rabbit vaccination, which includes myxomatosis, costs about GBP 25 [USD 48] .Advertisement