Information received on 04/12/2017 from Dr Silvio Borrello, Chief Veterinary Officer, Food Safety and Collegial Bodies for Health Protection, Ministère de la Santé, Department for Veterinary Public Health, Rome, Italy
Report type Immediate notification
Date of start of the event 26/10/2017
Date of confirmation of the event 24/11/2017
Report date 04/12/2017
Date submitted to OIE 04/12/2017
Date event resolved 12/04/2018
Reason for notification New strain of a listed disease in the country
Causal agent Bluetongue virus
Serotype 3
Nature of diagnosis Clinical, Laboratory (basic)
This event pertains to a defined zone within the country
Related reports Immediate notification (04/12/2017)
Follow-up report No. 1 (17/04/2018)
New outbreaks (1)
Outbreak 1 (BTV3_2017_1) Trapani, TRAPANI, Sicilia
Date of start of the outbreak 26/10/2017
Outbreak status Resolved (12/04/2018)
Epidemiological unit Farm
Affected animals
Species Susceptible Cases Deaths Killed and disposed of Slaughtered
Sheep 443 40 1
Summary of outbreaks Total outbreaks: 1
Total animals affected
Species Susceptible Cases Deaths Killed and disposed of Slaughtered
Sheep 443 40 1
Outbreak statistics
Species Apparent morbidity rate Apparent mortality rate Apparent case fatality rate Proportion susceptible animals lost*
Sheep 9.03% 0.23% 2.50% **
*Removed from the susceptible population through death, destruction and/or slaughter
**Not calculated because of missing information
Source of the outbreak(s) or origin of infection
  • Vectors
Control measures
Measures applied
  • Movement control inside the country
  • Screening
  • Zoning
  • 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
Experimental Zooprophylactic Institute (IZSAM), Teramo (National laboratory) Sheep seroneutralization test (SNT) 24/11/2017 Positive
Future Reporting
The event is continuing. Weekly follow-up reports will be submitted.
Map of outbreak locations