Bluetongue,
Italy
Information received on 05/10/2018 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
Summary
Report type Immediate notification
Date of start of the event 19/09/2018
Date of confirmation of the event 03/10/2018
Report date 05/10/2018
Date submitted to OIE 05/10/2018
Reason for notification New strain of a listed disease
Manifestation of disease Clinical disease
Causal agent Bluetongue virus
Serotype 3
Nature of diagnosis Laboratory (basic)
This event pertains to a defined zone within the country
Related reports Immediate notification (05/10/2018)
Follow-up report No. 1 (02/11/2018)
Follow-up report No. 2 (07/12/2018)
New outbreaks (8)
Outbreak 1 (BTV3_2018_8_CA_78 ) Teulada, SUD SARDEGNA, Sardegna
Date of start of the outbreak 19/09/2018
Outbreak status Continuing (or date resolved not provided)
Epidemiological unit Farm
Affected animals
Species Susceptible Cases Deaths Killed and disposed of Slaughtered
Sheep 340 15
Outbreak 2 (BTV3_2018_1_CA_71) Teulada, SUD SARDEGNA, Sardegna
Date of start of the outbreak 24/09/2018
Outbreak status Continuing (or date resolved not provided)
Epidemiological unit Farm
Affected animals
Species Susceptible Cases Deaths Killed and disposed of Slaughtered
Sheep 530 15
Outbreak 3 (BTV3_2018_2_CA_72 ) Teulada, SUD SARDEGNA, Sardegna
Date of start of the outbreak 24/09/2018
Outbreak status Continuing (or date resolved not provided)
Epidemiological unit Farm
Affected animals
Species Susceptible Cases Deaths Killed and disposed of Slaughtered
Sheep 120 5
Outbreak 4 (BTV3_2018_4_CA_74 ) Teulada, SUD SARDEGNA, Sardegna
Date of start of the outbreak 26/09/2018
Outbreak status Continuing (or date resolved not provided)
Epidemiological unit Farm
Affected animals
Species Susceptible Cases Deaths Killed and disposed of Slaughtered
Sheep 93 6
Outbreak 5 (BTV3_2018_6_CA_76 ) Teulada, SUD SARDEGNA, Sardegna
Date of start of the outbreak 27/09/2018
Outbreak status Continuing (or date resolved not provided)
Epidemiological unit Farm
Affected animals
Species Susceptible Cases Deaths Killed and disposed of Slaughtered
Goats 200 4
Outbreak 6 (BTV3_2018_7_CA_77) Teulada, SUD SARDEGNA, Sardegna
Date of start of the outbreak 27/09/2018
Outbreak status Continuing (or date resolved not provided)
Epidemiological unit Farm
Affected animals
Species Susceptible Cases Deaths Killed and disposed of Slaughtered
Sheep 160 10
Outbreak 7 (BTV3_2018_3_CA_73 ) Teulada, SUD SARDEGNA, Sardegna
Date of start of the outbreak 28/09/2018
Outbreak status Continuing (or date resolved not provided)
Epidemiological unit Farm
Affected animals
Species Susceptible Cases Deaths Killed and disposed of Slaughtered
Sheep 220 20
Outbreak 8 (BTV3_2018_5_CA_75 ) Teulada, SUD SARDEGNA, Sardegna
Date of start of the outbreak 02/10/2018
Outbreak status Continuing (or date resolved not provided)
Epidemiological unit Farm
Affected animals
Species Susceptible Cases Deaths Killed and disposed of Slaughtered
Sheep 130 25
Summary of outbreaks Total outbreaks: 8
Total animals affected
Species Susceptible Cases Deaths Killed and disposed of Slaughtered
Sheep 1593 96
Goats 200 4
Outbreak statistics
Species Apparent morbidity rate Apparent mortality rate Apparent case fatality rate Proportion susceptible animals lost*
Sheep 6.03% ** ** **
Goats 2.00% ** ** **
*Removed from the susceptible population through death, destruction and/or slaughter
**Not calculated because of missing information
Epidemiology
Source of the outbreak(s) or origin of infection
  • Unknown or inconclusive
Control measures
Measures applied
  • Movement control inside the country
  • Screening
  • Zoning
  • Vaccination prohibited
  • 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) Goats real-time PCR 03/10/2018 Positive
Experimental Zooprophylactic Institute (IZSAM), Teramo (National laboratory) Sheep real-time PCR 03/10/2018 Positive
Future Reporting
The event is continuing. Weekly follow-up reports will be submitted.
Map of outbreak locations