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An acute infectious disease of domestic and wild animals, caused by a herpesvirus spread by contact with pigs, characterized by inflammation of the central nervous system and the respiratory system, and frequently progressing to paralysis and death. Also called Aujeszky's disease.
pseudorabiesA rare, acute CNS infection of swine and cattle, of global distribution, which is caused by an alpha-herpesvirus, porcine herpesvirus 1 (herpesvirus suis), and spread by direct contact; possibly also airborne.
Intense pruritus, irritability, bellowing, convulsions, paralysis, coma, and death, often days after onset.
Vaccine reduces losses in infected herds, limits spread, decreases disease incidence.
Aujeszky,Aládar, Hungarian pathologist, 1869-1933.
Aujeszky disease - a highly contagious disease caused by porcine herpesvirus. Synonym(s): pseudorabies
Aujeszky disease virus - a herpesvirus causing pseudorabies in swine. Synonym(s): pseudorabies virus
see aujeszky's disease.