November 23, 2021


Wild boar in North Karelia, Finland, found positive for Aujeszky's disease antibodies


The World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE) has reported the presence of a wild boar positive for Aujeszky's disease antibodies in the area of North Karelia, Finland.


The wild boar was hunted near Kitee in North Karelia.


The outbreak does not affect the Aujeszky's disease-free status of Finland, as it was detected in a wild boar.


The domestic pig population remains free of the disease. All domestic pigs raised outdoors in Finland are protected from contact with wild boar by double fencing.


The last detection of antibodies against the disease was in 2019.