Aujeszky’s disease,
Information received on 06/01/2021 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 Follow-up report No. 1
Date of start of the event 14/10/2020
Date of confirmation of the event 13/11/2020
Report date 04/01/2021
Date submitted to OIE 06/01/2021
Reason for notification Recurrence of a listed disease
Date of previous occurrence 15/06/2020
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 (30/11/2020)
Follow-up report No. 1 (04/01/2021)
New outbreaks (1)
Outbreak 1 VARS, VARS, Hautes-Alpes
Date of start of the outbreak 30/11/2020
Outbreak status Continuing (or date resolved not provided)
Epidemiological unit Farm
Affected animals
Species Susceptible Cases Deaths Killed and disposed of Slaughtered
Swine 26 1 0
Affected population One free-range swine farm (11 breeders and 15 piglets) tested positive in the framework of the annual mandatory prophylaxis (one out of 17 animals tested). The epidemiological investigation is on-going mainly to establish the origin of the infection.
Summary of outbreaks Total outbreaks: 1
Total animals affected
Species Susceptible Cases Deaths Killed and disposed of Slaughtered
Swine 26 1 0
Outbreak statistics
Species Apparent morbidity rate Apparent mortality rate Apparent case fatality rate Proportion susceptible animals lost*
Swine 3.85% 0.00% 0.00% **
*Removed from the susceptible population through death, destruction and/or slaughter
**Not calculated because of missing information
Source of the outbreak(s) or origin of infection
  • Unknown or inconclusive
Epidemiological comments The epidemiological investigation is on-going.
Control measures
Measures applied
  • Movement control inside the country
  • Surveillance within containment and/or protection zone
  • Screening
  • Traceability
  • Zoning
  • Vaccination prohibited
  • No treatment of affected animals
Measures to be applied
  • Stamping out
  • Disinfection
  • Slaughter
Diagnostic test results
Laboratory name and type Species Test Test date Result
Ain Analysis Laboratory (Local laboratory) Swine antibody detection ELISA 23/12/2020 Positive
Future Reporting
The event is continuing. Weekly follow-up reports will be submitted.
Map of outbreak locations