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1 July 2000 First Report of Myxomatosis in Mexico
Rosa María Licón Luna
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An outbreak of myxomatosis occurred between September and October 1993 on a rabbit farm in Punta Colnett (Ensenada, Baja California in northwestern Mexico, Transpeninsular Highway, km 128) and was confirmed by the Mexico-USA Commission for Prevention of Foreign Diseases of Animals (CPA). This represents the first officially confirmed case of the disease in Mexico. Like the cases in California (USA), the brush rabbit (Sylvilagus bachmani) seems to be the carrier of the virus, since serum samples from wild rabbits from different areas of the peninsula of Baja California were found to contain antibodies against the myxoma virus.

Luna: First Report of Myxomatosis in Mexico
Rosa María Licón Luna "First Report of Myxomatosis in Mexico," Journal of Wildlife Diseases 36(3), 580-583, (1 July 2000). https://doi.org/10.7589/0090-3558-36.3.580
Received: 14 May 1999; Published: 1 July 2000
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brush rabbits
domestic rabbits
geographical range extension
myxomatosis
Oryctolagus cuniculus
Sylvilagus bachmani
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