Bluetongue,
Greece
Information received on 13/11/2017 from Mrs Chrysoula Dile, Head, Animal Health Directorate, Ministry of Rural Development and Food, ATHENS, Greece
Summary
Report type Immediate notification
Date of start of the event 22/09/2017
Date of confirmation of the event 25/09/2017
Report date 13/11/2017
Date submitted to OIE 13/11/2017
Reason for notification Recurrence of a listed disease
Date of previous occurrence 29/02/2016
Manifestation of disease Clinical disease
Causal agent Bluetongue virus
Serotype 16
Nature of diagnosis Laboratory (basic), Laboratory (advanced)
This event pertains to a defined zone within the country
New outbreaks (4)
Outbreak 1 DODEKANISA 1, NOTIO AIGAIO
Date of start of the outbreak 22/09/2017
Outbreak status Continuing (or date resolved not provided)
Epidemiological unit Farm
Affected animals
Species Susceptible Cases Deaths Killed and disposed of Slaughtered
Cattle 70 1 0 0 0
Affected population The outbreak refers to one sentinel bovine animal in the island of Kos, which, in the framework of serological surveillance, seroconverted on 22.09.2017 and, in which, subsequently, the serotype BTV 16 was detected, on 25.09.2017.
Outbreak 2 DODEKANISA 2, NOTIO AIGAIO
Date of start of the outbreak 27/10/2017
Outbreak status Continuing (or date resolved not provided)
Epidemiological unit Farm
Affected animals
Species Susceptible Cases Deaths Killed and disposed of Slaughtered
Cattle 48 1 0 0 0
Outbreak 3 DODEKANISA 3, NOTIO AIGAIO
Date of start of the outbreak 27/10/2017
Outbreak status Continuing (or date resolved not provided)
Epidemiological unit Farm
Affected animals
Species Susceptible Cases Deaths Killed and disposed of Slaughtered
Cattle 42 6 0 0 0
Sheep 45 0 0 0 0
Outbreak 4 DODEKANISA 4, NOTIO AIGAIO
Date of start of the outbreak 02/11/2017
Outbreak status Continuing (or date resolved not provided)
Epidemiological unit Farm
Affected animals
Species Susceptible Cases Deaths Killed and disposed of Slaughtered
Cattle 10 1 0 0 0
Affected population One bovine animal in the island of Kos which showed clinical signs of the disease (fever, salivation, nasal discharge), seroconverted on November 2nd, 2017 and in which, subsequently, the serotype BTV 16 was detected on November 6th, 2017.
Summary of outbreaks Total outbreaks: 4
Total animals affected
Species Susceptible Cases Deaths Killed and disposed of Slaughtered
Cattle 170 9 0 0 0
Sheep 45 0 0 0 0
Outbreak statistics
Species Apparent morbidity rate Apparent mortality rate Apparent case fatality rate Proportion susceptible animals lost*
Cattle 5.29% 0.00% 0.00% 0.00%
Sheep 0.00% 0.00% - 0.00%
*Removed from the susceptible population through death, destruction and/or slaughter
Epidemiology
Source of the outbreak(s) or origin of infection
  • Unknown or inconclusive
Control measures
Measures applied
  • Movement control inside the country
  • Surveillance outside containment and/or protection zone
  • Surveillance within containment and/or protection zone
  • Control of vectors
  • Vector surveillance
  • Vaccination permitted (if a vaccine exists)
  • No treatment of affected animals
Measures to be applied
  • No other measures
Diagnostic test results
Laboratory name and type Species Test Test date Result
Directorate of Athens Veterinary Center, Department of Molecular Diagnosis, FMD, Virological, Rickettsial and Exotic Diseases, Virology Laboratory (National laboratory) Cattle polymerase chain reaction (PCR) 25/09/2017 Positive
Directorate of Athens Veterinary Center, Department of Molecular Diagnosis, FMD, Virological, Rickettsial and Exotic Diseases, Virology Laboratory (National laboratory) Cattle polymerase chain reaction (PCR) 30/10/2017 Positive
Directorate of Athens Veterinary Center, Department of Molecular Diagnosis, FMD, Virological, Rickettsial and Exotic Diseases, Virology Laboratory (National laboratory) Cattle polymerase chain reaction (PCR) 30/10/2017 Positive
Directorate of Athens Veterinary Center, Department of Molecular Diagnosis, FMD, Virological, Rickettsial and Exotic Diseases, Virology Laboratory (National laboratory) Cattle polymerase chain reaction (PCR) 06/11/2017 Positive
Future Reporting
The event is continuing. Weekly follow-up reports will be submitted.
Map of outbreak locations