Journal of Hygiene

Research Article

Myxomatosis: the virulence of field strains of myxoma virus in a population of wild rabbits (Oryctolagus cuniculus L.) with high resistance to myxomatosis

J. W. Edmondsa1, I. F. Nolana1, Rosamond C. H. Shepherda1 and A. Gocsa1

a1 Keith Turnbull Research Station, Department of Crown Lands and Survey, Frankston, Victoria 3199, Australia

Abstract

The virulence of field strains of myxoma virus is increasing in the Mallee region of Victoria where the resistance of the rabbit to myxomatosis is high. This suggests that the climax association will be a moderately severe disease.

(Received January 02 1975)

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