A highly contagious disease found in Meurthe-et-Moselle – All-Metz


a very contagious virus has been detected in Meurthe-et-Moselle. The carriers of this disease called "Aujeszky's disease" are i boars.

This disease it was diagnosed at the beginning of December 2018 in the forest of Villacourt, according to France 3 Lorraine.

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Its transmission, which is made by simple contact, it would be fatal for animals like dogs, cats, cattle, sheep and horses.

Hunting dogs are particularly targeted in case of ingestion of offal or bites.

the symptoms of the disease are nervous signs, itching of dementia, partial paralysis or high fever.

a vaccine against this disease exists for only pigs. For other species, death is assured in the following days.

The virus is not transmissible to humans.

To find out everything about Aujeszky's disease, consult the website of the Ministry of Agriculture and Food.


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