PALM SPRINGS (CNS) - State and local officials are warning about a new, deadly virus targeting domestic and wild rabbits after the virus was detected in Palm Springs earlier this month -- its first sighting in California. Rabbit Hemorrhagic Disease (RHDV2) is not related to the novel coronavirus and does not affect humans or domestic animals other than rabbits. It had shown up in Mexico, and in New Mexico, Colorado, Arizona and Texas since March, and was found in a black-tailed jackrabbit carcass submitted from private property near Palm Springs in early May, according to the California Department of Fish and Wildlife. ``This is the first time this virus has jumped to our native wild rabbit populations, and we expect RHDV will now remain in this wild reservoir going forward and continue
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