Bluetongue,
Switzerland
Information received on 03/11/2017 from Mr Hans Wyss, Chief Veterinary Officer, Schwarzenburgstrasse 161, Swiss Federal Veterinary Office, LIEBEFELD BERNE, Switzerland
Summary
Report type Immediate notification
Date of start of the event 19/10/2017
Date of confirmation of the event 23/10/2017
Report date 03/11/2017
Date submitted to OIE 03/11/2017
Reason for notification Recurrence of a listed disease
Date of previous occurrence 03/2010
Manifestation of disease Sub-clinical infection
Causal agent Bluetongue virus
Serotype 8
Nature of diagnosis Laboratory (advanced)
This event pertains to the whole country
New outbreaks (2)
Outbreak 1 (BT_2017_1_BL) Bennwil, Bennwil, Waldenburg, BASEL-LANDSCHAFT
Date of start of the outbreak 19/10/2017
Outbreak status Resolved (03/11/2017)
Epidemiological unit Farm
Affected animals
Species Susceptible Cases Deaths Killed and disposed of Slaughtered
Cattle 90 1 0 1 0
Outbreak 2 (BT_2017_1_JU) Saint-Ursanne, Saint-Ursanne, Porrentruy, JURA
Date of start of the outbreak 23/10/2017
Outbreak status Resolved (03/11/2017)
Epidemiological unit Farm
Affected animals
Species Susceptible Cases Deaths Killed and disposed of Slaughtered
Cattle 58 1 0 1 0
Summary of outbreaks Total outbreaks: 2
Total animals affected
Species Susceptible Cases Deaths Killed and disposed of Slaughtered
Cattle 148 2 0 2 0
Outbreak statistics
Species Apparent morbidity rate Apparent mortality rate Apparent case fatality rate Proportion susceptible animals lost*
Cattle 1.35% 0.00% 0.00% 1.35%
*Removed from the susceptible population through death, destruction and/or slaughter
Epidemiology
Source of the outbreak(s) or origin of infection
  • Vectors
Epidemiological comments All susceptible animals present on the two holdings were subject to individual sampling and blood was analysed for presence of virus and antibodies. All animals on the two holdings were negative for virus.
Control measures
Measures applied
  • Movement control inside the country
  • Stamping out
  • Control of vectors
  • Vaccination permitted (if a vaccine exists)
  • No treatment of affected animals
Measures to be applied
  • Zoning
Diagnostic test results
Laboratory name and type Species Test Test date Result
Institute of Virology and Immunology IVI (National laboratory) Cattle polymerase chain reaction (PCR) 23/10/2017 Positive
Future Reporting
The event is continuing. Weekly follow-up reports will be submitted.
Map of outbreak locations