Scott, B / February 1995 – vol. 88, issue 2, pp 119–123 Although the Chinese say they acquired it from Eastern Europe, it appears that a particularly virulent virus that affects Old World Rabbits Oryctolagus cuniculus spread into Europe from China in about 1984. Within ten years it had probably killed over 60 million rabbits in Italy and had spread to some 40 countries. It has now arrived in the UK. The virus causes a condition known as Rabbit Haemorrh... This article is only available to subscribed users.To read more, please log in or purchase a subscription.