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Aujeszky's disease

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A highly contagious disease in animals caused by procine herpesvirus.

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A highly contagious, accute and often fatal disease that affects the nervous and respiratory systems of most domestic and wild animal species with the exception of man and certain apes. It is caused by procine herpesvirus. It was first reported in March 1813 in the American Farmer magazine. Aujeszky in 1902 first described the disease in scientific literature.

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