In several discussions on a French forum I frequent, people lament the fact that myxomatosis and VHD have absolutely decimated populations of rabbits and hares in France. Rabbits in particular were the mainstay of French hunters until the advent of myxomatosis, and there are clearly areas where they never returned. We've had myxomatosis in the UK, but we still seem to have loads of rabbits. I don't really see why British rabbits would have become more resistant to the disease than French rabbits though.
Can anyone shed any light on this, and do you still have severe outbreaks of the disease that wipe out rabbit populations in your area?