Bluetongue,
Bulgaria
Information received on 21/11/2014 from Pr. Nikola T. Belev, OIE Delegate, OIE Regional Representation for Eastern Europe, Ministry of Agriculture and Food , SOFIA, Bulgaria
Summary
Report type Immediate notification
Date of start of the event 04/07/2014
Date of confirmation of the event 04/07/2014
Report date 15/07/2014
Date submitted to OIE 21/11/2014
Date event resolved 01/12/2014
Reason for notification Recurrence of a listed disease
Date of previous occurrence 27/03/2008
Manifestation of disease Clinical disease
Causal agent Bluetongue virus
Serotype 4
Nature of diagnosis Clinical, Laboratory (basic)
This event pertains to the whole country
Related reports Immediate notification (15/07/2014)
Follow-up report No. 1 (07/08/2014)
Follow-up report No. 2 (08/08/2014)
Follow-up report No. 3 (01/09/2014)
Follow-up report No. 4 (08/09/2014)
Follow-up report No. 5 (24/09/2014)
Follow-up report No. 6 (10/10/2014)
Follow-up report No. 7 (24/10/2014)
Follow-up report No. 8 (27/10/2014)
Follow-up report No. 9 (28/10/2014)
Follow-up report No. 10 (16/11/2014)
Follow-up report No. 11 (18/11/2014)
Follow-up report No. 12 (20/11/2014)
Follow-up report No. 13 (21/11/2014)
Follow-up report No. 14 (09/02/2015)
New outbreaks (1)
Outbreak 1 ( 1) Mandritsa, Ivailovgrad, Haskovo, Haskovo
Date of start of the outbreak 04/07/2014
Outbreak status Resolved (01/12/2014)
Epidemiological unit Farm
Affected animals
Species Susceptible Cases Deaths Killed and disposed of Slaughtered
Goats 27 1 0 0 0
Sheep 51 4 2 2 0
Summary of outbreaks Total outbreaks: 1
Total animals affected
Species Susceptible Cases Deaths Killed and disposed of Slaughtered
Goats 27 1 0 0 0
Sheep 51 4 2 2 0
Outbreak statistics
Species Apparent morbidity rate Apparent mortality rate Apparent case fatality rate Proportion susceptible animals lost*
Goats 3.70% 0.00% 0.00% 0.00%
Sheep 7.84% 3.92% 50.00% 7.84%
*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
National Reference Laboratory - NDNVMI (National laboratory) Goats competitive ELISA (c-ELISA) 04/07/2014 Positive
National Reference Laboratory - NDNVMI (National laboratory) Sheep competitive ELISA (c-ELISA) 04/07/2014 Positive
Institute for Animal Health, Pirbright, United Kingdom (OIE Reference Laboratory) Goats real-time PCR 11/07/2014 Positive
Institute for Animal Health, Pirbright, United Kingdom (OIE Reference Laboratory) Sheep real-time PCR 11/07/2014 Positive
Future Reporting
The event is continuing. Weekly follow-up reports will be submitted.
Map of outbreak locations