Bluetongue,
Serbia
Information received on 04/09/2014 from Dr Budimir Plavšić, Head, Animal Health Department Veterinary Directorate, Ministry of Agriculture and Environmental Protection, Belgrade, Serbia
Summary
Report type Immediate notification
Date of start of the event 30/08/2014
Date of confirmation of the event 03/09/2014
Report date 04/09/2014
Date submitted to OIE 04/09/2014
Date event resolved 31/12/2014
Reason for notification Recurrence of a listed disease
Date of previous occurrence 2002
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 (04/09/2014)
Follow-up report No. 1 (21/09/2014)
Follow-up report No. 2 (18/10/2014)
Follow-up report No. 3 (04/11/2014)
Follow-up report No. 4 (04/12/2014)
Follow-up report No. 5 (30/12/2014)
Follow-up report No. 6 (11/12/2015)
New outbreaks (2)
Outbreak 1 Ravna Banja, Medvedja, Jablanicki, Srbija
Date of start of the outbreak 30/08/2014
Outbreak status Resolved (31/12/2014)
Epidemiological unit Farm
Affected animals
Species Susceptible Cases Deaths Killed and disposed of Slaughtered
Cattle 5 2 0 0 0
Outbreak 2 Grbavce, Medvedja, Jablanicki, Srbija
Date of start of the outbreak 30/08/2014
Outbreak status Resolved (31/12/2014)
Epidemiological unit Farm
Affected animals
Species Susceptible Cases Deaths Killed and disposed of Slaughtered
Sheep 86 8 0 0 0
Summary of outbreaks Total outbreaks: 2
Total animals affected
Species Susceptible Cases Deaths Killed and disposed of Slaughtered
Cattle 5 2 0 0 0
Sheep 86 8 0 0 0
Outbreak statistics
Species Apparent morbidity rate Apparent mortality rate Apparent case fatality rate Proportion susceptible animals lost*
Cattle 40.00% 0.00% 0.00% 0.00%
Sheep 9.30% 0.00% 0.00% 0.00%
*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
  • Vaccination prohibited
  • No treatment of affected animals
Measures to be applied
  • Movement control inside the country
  • Screening
  • Quarantine
  • Zoning
  • Control of vectors
Diagnostic test results
Laboratory name and type Species Test Test date Result
Institute of Veterinary Medicine of Serbia (National laboratory) Cattle antibody detection ELISA 03/09/2014 Positive
Institute of Veterinary Medicine of Serbia (National laboratory) Cattle reverse transcription - polymerase chain reaction (RT-PCR) 03/09/2014 Positive
Future Reporting
The event is continuing. Weekly follow-up reports will be submitted.
Map of outbreak locations