Aujeszky’s disease,
France
Information received on 24/04/2019 from Dr Loic Evain, Directeur Général adjoint, CVO, Direction générale de l'alimentation, Ministère de l'Agriculture et de l'Alimentation, Paris, France
Summary
Report type Immediate notification
Date of start of the event 05/04/2019
Date of confirmation of the event 19/04/2019
Report date 23/04/2019
Date submitted to OIE 24/04/2019
Reason for notification First occurrence of a listed disease
Manifestation of disease Sub-clinical infection
Causal agent Aujeszky’s disease virus
Nature of diagnosis Laboratory (advanced)
This event pertains to a defined zone within the country
Related reports Immediate notification (23/04/2019)
Follow-up report No. 1 (07/06/2019)
New outbreaks (2)
Outbreak 1 (2019_01) Saint Martin les Eaux, Saint Martin les Eaux, Alpes-De-Haute-Provence
Date of start of the outbreak 05/04/2019
Outbreak status Continuing (or date resolved not provided)
Epidemiological unit Farm
Affected animals
Species Susceptible Cases Deaths Killed and disposed of Slaughtered
Swine 767 2 0 0
Affected population Free-range fattening porkers. No clinical signs; serology tests resulted positive during the programmed surveillance.
Outbreak 2 (2019_02) Monteux, Monteux, Vaucluse
Date of start of the outbreak 09/04/2019
Outbreak status Resolved (05/06/2019)
Epidemiological unit Farm
Affected animals
Species Susceptible Cases Deaths Killed and disposed of Slaughtered
Swine 40 3 0 0 40
Affected population Free-range fattening porkers. Animals were introduced from the first affected farm (outbreak 2019_1). No clinical signs; serology tests resulted positive in the framework of the programmed surveillance.
Summary of outbreaks Total outbreaks: 2
Total animals affected
Species Susceptible Cases Deaths Killed and disposed of Slaughtered
Swine 807 5 0 0 40
Outbreak statistics
Species Apparent morbidity rate Apparent mortality rate Apparent case fatality rate Proportion susceptible animals lost*
Swine 0.62% 0.00% 0.00% **
*Removed from the susceptible population through death, destruction and/or slaughter
**Not calculated because of missing information
Epidemiology
Source of the outbreak(s) or origin of infection
  • Introduction of new live animals
  • Contact with wild species
Epidemiological comments The source of infection of the first outbreak seems to be contact with wild boars. The second farm is epidemiologically linked to the first outbreak (purchase of fattening pork).
Control measures
Measures applied
  • Movement control inside the country
  • Surveillance within containment and/or protection zone
  • Traceability
  • Vaccination prohibited
  • No treatment of affected animals
Measures to be applied
  • Zoning
  • Slaughter
  • Ante and post-mortem inspections
Diagnostic test results
Laboratory name and type Species Test Test date Result
Department analysis laboratory in Ain, Santé animale site (Regional Laboratory) Swine competitive ELISA (c-ELISA) 16/04/2019 Positive
Department analysis laboratory in Ain, Santé animale site (Regional Laboratory) Swine competitive ELISA (c-ELISA) 19/04/2019 Positive
Future Reporting
The event is continuing. Weekly follow-up reports will be submitted.
Map of outbreak locations