The prefecture of Meuse warned in a statement that 3 cases of Aujeszky's disease (AD) were confirmed in late 2013 in hunting dogs who had been in contact with wild boars in the communes of Loisey and Sommedieue.

The predominant clinical signs in dogs are those of encephalomyelitis, paralysis of the larynx, and significant pruritus, which may lead the animal to harm itself. Incubation lasts from 2 to 6 days and death is rapid, within 48 hours after onset of symptoms. There is no treatment.