Bluetongue,
Greece
Information received on 30/05/2014 from Mr Spiros Doudounakis, Director, , Directorate General of Veterinary Services / Animal Health Directorare , Ministry of Rural Development and Food , ATHENS, Greece
Summary
Report type Immediate notification
Date of start of the event 29/05/2014
Date of confirmation of the event 30/05/2014
Report date 30/05/2014
Date submitted to OIE 30/05/2014
Date event resolved 21/11/2014
Reason for notification Reoccurrence of a listed disease
Date of previous occurrence 13/08/2013
Manifestation of disease Clinical disease
Causal agent Bluetongue virus
Serotype 4
Nature of diagnosis Laboratory (basic), Laboratory (advanced)
This event pertains to the whole country
Related reports Immediate notification (30/05/2014)
Follow-up report No. 1 (18/06/2014)
Follow-up report No. 2 (01/07/2014)
Follow-up report No. 3 (15/07/2014)
Follow-up report No. 4 (16/07/2014)
Follow-up report No. 5 (25/07/2014)
Follow-up report No. 6 (06/08/2014)
Follow-up report No. 7 (19/09/2014)
Follow-up report No. 8 (06/10/2014)
Follow-up report No. 9 (13/10/2014)
Follow-up report No. 10 (20/10/2014)
Follow-up report No. 11 (03/11/2014)
Follow-up report No. 12 (21/11/2014)
New outbreaks (1)
Outbreak 1 LAKONIA 1, PELOPONNISOS
Date of start of the outbreak 29/05/2014
Outbreak status Resolved (21/11/2014)
Epidemiological unit Farm
Affected animals
Species Susceptible Cases Deaths Destroyed Slaughtered
Goats 5 0 0 0 0
Sheep 63 4 1 0 0
Summary of outbreaks Total outbreaks: 1
Total animals affected
Species Susceptible Cases Deaths Destroyed Slaughtered
Goats 5 0 0 0 0
Sheep 63 4 1 0 0
Outbreak statistics
Species Apparent morbidity rate Apparent mortality rate Apparent case fatality rate Proportion susceptible animals lost*
Goats 0.00% 0.00% - 0.00%
Sheep 6.35% 1.59% 25.00% 1.59%
*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
  • Modified stamping out
  • Control of vectors
  • 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
Athens Center of Veterinary Institutes, Virology Department (National laboratory) Sheep real-time reverse transcriptase/polymerase chain reaction (RRT-PCR) 30/05/2014 Positive
Future Reporting
The event is continuing. Weekly follow-up reports will be submitted.
Map of outbreak locations