Transmission

The effect of rabbit population control programmes on the impact of rabbit haemorrhagic disease in south-eastern Australia

1. The effect of rabbit population density on transmission of rabbit haemorrhagic disease virus (RHDV) is a critical aspect of disease ecology for rabbit control and rabbit conservation. We examined […]

Assessment of the risk of inadvertently exporting from Australia a genetically modified immunocontraceptive virus in live mice (Mus musculus domesticus)

Controlling mouse plagues in the Australian grain-growing regions using a proposed species-specific, genetically modified, immunocontraceptive (IC) murine cytomegalovirus (icMCMV) may risk infected mice infesting export cargo and, subsequently in other […]

Giardia intestinalis in North Island possums, house mice and ship rats

G. intestinalis [G. duodenalis] cysts were detected in faeces from 12.9% of 124 brushtail opossums (Trichosurus vulpecula) trapped in Auckland, Hawke’s Bay, the Wairarapa and Wellington (all in New Zealand), […]