- Myxomatosis is a virus that causes severe disease and is usually fatal.
- It’s common in wild rabbits and spreads easily to pet rabbits.
- It spreads through insect bites or by contact with an infected rabbit.
- Myxomatosis is a devastating disease; it attacks the eyes, skin, lungs and genitals. Most rabbits die from myxomatosis approximately 2 weeks after developing symptoms.
- Vaccination is the best way to protect your rabbit from myxomatosis.