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Rabbit virus might be released in Otago – In the News

Sarah-Jane O'Connor posted in on February 15th, 2017.

The Otago Regional Council has approved funding for the potential release of a virus to target the region’s rabbits. Update: The EPA has decided that the new product does not require regulation under the HSNO Act. The K5 virus is a variant of the rabbit haemorrhagic disease (RHFV1) strain already in New Zealand. The virus […]

Stuff/NZPA: Therapy offers new hope for cancer sufferers

Peter Griffin posted in on May 6th, 2010.

A rabbit virus could hold hope for people suffering with colorectal cancer, say researchers from the University of Otago. The new vaccine therapy uses a modified form of rabbit calicivirus disease (RCD), and there are hopes that the approach could be modified to target other cancers, too. An excerpt: (read in full here) “This therapy […]

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