Aujeszky’s disease,
Information received on 21/04/2020 from Dr Loic Evain, Directeur Général adjoint, CVO, Direction générale de l'alimentation, Ministère de l'Agriculture et de l'Alimentation, Paris, France
Report type Immediate notification
Date of start of the event 06/04/2020
Date of confirmation of the event 06/04/2020
Report date 21/04/2020
Date submitted to OIE 21/04/2020
Date event resolved 15/06/2020
Reason for notification Recurrence of a listed disease
Date of previous occurrence 14/01/2020
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 (21/04/2020)
Follow-up report No. 1 (15/06/2020)
New outbreaks (1)
Outbreak 1 Beaulon, Beaulon, Allier
Date of start of the outbreak 06/04/2020
Outbreak status Resolved (15/06/2020)
Epidemiological unit Other
Affected animals
Species Susceptible Cases Deaths Killed and disposed of Slaughtered
Wild boar:Sus scrofa(Suidae) 108 2 0 108 0
Affected population Wild boar kept to be released in the forest for hunting purposes. To be found on the site: 3 males, 15 sows and 90 juveniles. Depopulation took place on 8 June 2020, it was followed by the cleaning and desinfection of the premises.
Summary of outbreaks Total outbreaks: 1
Total animals affected
Species Susceptible Cases Deaths Killed and disposed of Slaughtered
Wild boar:Sus scrofa(Suidae) 108 2 0 108 0
Outbreak statistics
Species Apparent morbidity rate Apparent mortality rate Apparent case fatality rate Proportion susceptible animals lost*
Wild boar:Sus scrofa(Suidae) 1.85% 0.00% 0.00% 100.00%
*Removed from the susceptible population through death, destruction and/or slaughter
Source of the outbreak(s) or origin of infection
  • Unknown or inconclusive
Epidemiological comments Contamination by other specimens of non-captive wildlife is very likely to have happened, by contact through the fence. There is no epidemiological link with domestic swine farms. Within the 5km perimeter around the site, no other holding keeping wild boar or swine farms have been identified.
Control measures
Measures applied
  • Screening
  • Surveillance outside containment and/or protection zone
  • Movement control inside the country
  • Vaccination prohibited
  • No treatment of affected animals
Measures to be applied
  • Disinfection
  • Stamping out
Diagnostic test results
Laboratory name and type Species Test Test date Result
Anses - Ploufragan-Plouzané-Niort Laboratory, Ploufragan site (National laboratory) Wild boar competitive ELISA (c-ELISA) 06/04/2020 Positive
Future Reporting
The event is continuing. Weekly follow-up reports will be submitted.
Map of outbreak locations