Submitted by San Juan County Parks and Fair.
To all Open Division Rabbit Fair Participants: We are sad to hear the news that there has been a confirmed case of the Rabbit Hemorrhagic Disease Virus 2 (RHDV2) on Orcas Island. Due to the fatal and extremely contagious nature of the disease, we have been advised by the Washington State Veterinarian Amber Itle that we should not hold a rabbit show at the San Juan County Fair this year.
The WSDA press release can be found here: https://agr.wa.gov/about-wsda/news-and-media-relations/news-releases?article=26243
For more information about RHDV2, and ways you can protect your animals, please visit the following: http://www.cfsph.iastate.edu/Factsheets/pdfs/rabbit_hemorrhagic_disease.pdf
It is important to note that RHD poses no risk to human health or other animals. The Open Division Cavy show will still be held. If you have any questions, please call or email Jennifer Rigg at 360-378-7480 cell or firstname.lastname@example.org.