Information received on 12/09/2014 from Dr Shpresa Arbi, Chief Veterinary Officer Director of Veterinary Directorate, Veterinary Directorate, Ministry of Agriculture, Rural Development and Water Administration, Tirana, Albania
Report type Immediate notification
Date of start of the event 13/08/2014
Date of confirmation of the event 25/08/2014
Report date 12/09/2014
Date submitted to OIE 12/09/2014
Date event resolved 24/09/2014
Reason for notification Recurrence of a listed disease
Date of previous occurrence 2003
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 (12/09/2014)
Follow-up report No. 1 (24/09/2014)
New outbreaks (1)
Outbreak 1 Qender Leskovik, Qender Leskovik, Kolonje, Korce
Date of start of the outbreak 13/08/2014
Outbreak status Continuing (or date resolved not provided)
Epidemiological unit Farm
Affected animals
Species Susceptible Cases Deaths Killed and disposed of Slaughtered
Goats 30 0 0 0 0
Sheep 250 25 4 0 0
Summary of outbreaks Total outbreaks: 1
Total animals affected
Species Susceptible Cases Deaths Killed and disposed of Slaughtered
Goats 30 0 0 0 0
Sheep 250 25 4 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 10.00% 1.60% 16.00% 1.60%
*Removed from the susceptible population through death, destruction and/or slaughter
Source of the outbreak(s) or origin of infection
  • Vectors
Control measures
Measures applied
  • Movement control inside the country
  • Disinfection / Disinfestation
  • Dipping / Spraying for control of vectors or parasites
  • Zoning
  • Vaccination prohibited
  • No treatment of affected animals
Measures to be applied
  • Control of vectors
Diagnostic test results
Laboratory name and type Species Test Test date Result
Food Safety and Veterinary Institute (National laboratory) Sheep antibody detection ELISA 25/08/2014 Positive
Future Reporting
The event is continuing. Weekly follow-up reports will be submitted.
Map of outbreak locations