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RABBIT WARS: The fight against Australia's rabbit plague never ends, scientists are already searching for the next weapon.

RABBIT WARS: The fight against Australia’s rabbit plague never ends, scientists are already searching for the next weapon.

Australian scientists are hard at work in their laboratories cooking up a pandemic of their own, against rabbits.

They are zeroing in on the next big thing in the fight against Australia’s worst pest.

It is expected to be another biological control but researchers admit they have some significant obstacles to overcome first.

“It might be a new virus we go with,” CSIRO veterinary virologist Robyn Hall said.

“It might be using the ones we already have but done better.”

Biological controls are currently the only technology which works at a landscape-scale.

However, they are not silver bullets and will never eradicate a…



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