diseases often coevolve with their hosts (e.g. myxomatosis and rabbits). Based on this, what do you predict will
happen to the effects of HIV (virus that causes the disease AIDS) on humans
over time and why?
Rabbit that suffer a chronic form of myxomatosis recover by
themselves. Antibiotics can be given to avoid respiratory complications.
If a rabbit is affected by the aggressive form of myxomatosis, its
chances of survival are close to zero. It is then recommended to humanely put
the affected animal to sleep.
If treatment is chosen, intensive care over a longer period of time is
needed. It is important to keep the sick rabbit in a warm environment
(21-22°C). Eyes and ears must be regularly cleaned. As much fluids and food
should be given to the rabbit as possible, even if the rabbit is drinking
good amounts of water by itself. Skin tumors can be removed surgically.
Apr 21st, 2015
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