Bluetongue,
Cyprus
Information received on 02/11/2018 from Dr Christodoulos Pipis, Acting Director, Veterinary Services, Ministry of Agriculture, Rural Development and Environment, NICOSIA, Cyprus
Summary
Report type Follow-up report No. 1
Date of start of the event 15/10/2018
Date of confirmation of the event 18/10/2018
Report date 02/11/2018
Date submitted to OIE 02/11/2018
Date event resolved 20/12/2018
Reason for notification Recurrence of a listed disease
Date of previous occurrence 13/12/2016
Manifestation of disease Clinical disease
Causal agent Bluetongue virus
Serotype 4
Nature of diagnosis Clinical, Laboratory (basic), Laboratory (advanced)
This event pertains to the whole country
Related reports Immediate notification (19/10/2018)
Follow-up report No. 1 (02/11/2018)
Follow-up report No. 2 (09/11/2018)
Follow-up report No. 3 (19/11/2018)
Follow-up report No. 4 (21/12/2018)
Follow-up report No. 5 (31/01/2019)
New outbreaks (10)
Outbreak 1 ACHERITOU, AMMOCHOSTOS, Ammochostos
Date of start of the outbreak 22/10/2018
Outbreak status Resolved (22/11/2018)
Epidemiological unit Farm
Affected animals
Species Susceptible Cases Deaths Killed and disposed of Slaughtered
Sheep 124 6 1 0 0
Outbreak 2 POLIS CHRYSOCHOUS, PAPHOS, Paphos
Date of start of the outbreak 26/10/2018
Outbreak status Resolved (26/11/2018)
Epidemiological unit Farm
Affected animals
Species Susceptible Cases Deaths Killed and disposed of Slaughtered
Sheep / goats 584 5 0 0 0
Outbreak 3 AYIA VARVARA, PAPHOS, Paphos
Date of start of the outbreak 26/10/2018
Outbreak status Resolved (26/11/2018)
Epidemiological unit Farm
Affected animals
Species Susceptible Cases Deaths Killed and disposed of Slaughtered
Sheep 112 13 0 0 0
Outbreak 4 ACHELEIA, PAPHOS, Paphos
Date of start of the outbreak 29/10/2018
Outbreak status Resolved (29/11/2018)
Epidemiological unit Farm
Affected animals
Species Susceptible Cases Deaths Killed and disposed of Slaughtered
Sheep / goats 666 10 0 0 0
Outbreak 5 FRENAROS, AMMOCHOSTOS, Ammochostos
Date of start of the outbreak 29/10/2018
Outbreak status Resolved (29/11/2018)
Epidemiological unit Farm
Affected animals
Species Susceptible Cases Deaths Killed and disposed of Slaughtered
Sheep 88 6 1 0 0
Outbreak 6 FRENAROS, AMMOCHOSTOS, Ammochostos
Date of start of the outbreak 30/10/2018
Outbreak status Resolved (30/11/2018)
Epidemiological unit Farm
Affected animals
Species Susceptible Cases Deaths Killed and disposed of Slaughtered
Sheep 90 8 3 0 0
Outbreak 7 FRENAROS, AMMOCHOSTOS, Ammochostos
Date of start of the outbreak 30/10/2018
Outbreak status Resolved (30/11/2018)
Epidemiological unit Farm
Affected animals
Species Susceptible Cases Deaths Killed and disposed of Slaughtered
Sheep 334 24 0 0 0
Outbreak 8 KOFINOU, LARNACA, Larnaca
Date of start of the outbreak 30/10/2018
Outbreak status Resolved (30/11/2018)
Epidemiological unit Farm
Affected animals
Species Susceptible Cases Deaths Killed and disposed of Slaughtered
Sheep / goats 231 11 1 0 0
Outbreak 9 ACHELEIA, PAPHOS, Paphos
Date of start of the outbreak 31/10/2018
Outbreak status Resolved (30/11/2018)
Epidemiological unit Farm
Affected animals
Species Susceptible Cases Deaths Killed and disposed of Slaughtered
Sheep 36 5 0 0 0
Outbreak 10 INEIA, PAPHOS, Paphos
Date of start of the outbreak 31/10/2018
Outbreak status Resolved (30/11/2018)
Epidemiological unit Farm
Affected animals
Species Susceptible Cases Deaths Killed and disposed of Slaughtered
Sheep 225 2 0 0 0
Summary of outbreaks Total outbreaks: 10
Total animals affected
Species Susceptible Cases Deaths Killed and disposed of Slaughtered
Sheep 1009 64 5 0 0
Sheep / goats 1481 26 1 0 0
Outbreak statistics
Species Apparent morbidity rate Apparent mortality rate Apparent case fatality rate Proportion susceptible animals lost*
Sheep 6.34% 0.50% 7.81% 0.50%
Sheep / goats 1.76% 0.07% 3.85% 0.07%
*Removed from the susceptible population through death, destruction and/or slaughter
Epidemiology
Source of the outbreak(s) or origin of infection
  • Unknown or inconclusive
  • Vectors
Control measures
Measures applied
  • Surveillance within containment and/or protection zone
  • Quarantine
  • Control of vectors
  • 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
Animal Health Laboratory (National laboratory) Sheep real-time PCR 25/10/2018 Positive
Animal Health Laboratory (National laboratory) Sheep real-time PCR 26/10/2018 Positive
Animal Health Laboratory (National laboratory) Sheep real-time PCR 29/10/2018 Positive
Animal Health Laboratory (National laboratory) Sheep real-time PCR 30/10/2018 Positive
Animal Health Laboratory (National laboratory) Sheep real-time PCR 01/11/2018 Positive
Future Reporting
The event is continuing. Weekly follow-up reports will be submitted.
Map of outbreak locations