§ Sir A. Hurd
asked the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food in which parts of the country myxomatosis has re-appeared as a killing disease this summer; and to what extent rabbits have developed immunity where the disease has been prevalent in earlier years.
§ Mr. John Hare
There have been fairly widespread outbreaks of virulent myxomatosis this summer in Northumberland and to a lesser extent in counties in the South-East, with scattered outbreaks elsewhere. The percentage of rabbits recovering from myxomatosis and developing immunity varies widely in different areas and may be as low as 5 per cent. or as high as 80 per cent.