Bosnia and Herzegovina
Information received on 19/09/2014 from Dr Ljubomir Kalaba, Director, Veterinary Office, Ministry of Foreign Trade and Economic Relations, Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina
Report type Immediate notification
Date of start of the event 30/04/2014
Date of confirmation of the event 30/04/2014
Report date 19/09/2014
Date submitted to OIE 19/09/2014
Date event resolved 08/10/2014
Reason for notification Recurrence of a listed disease
Date of previous occurrence 09/2003
Manifestation of disease Sub-clinical infection
Causal agent Bluetongue virus
Serotype Not typed
Nature of diagnosis Laboratory (basic)
This event pertains to the whole country
Related reports Immediate notification (19/09/2014)
Follow-up report No. 1 (28/11/2014)
New outbreaks (1)
Outbreak 1 Quarantine, Gradiska
Date of start of the outbreak 30/04/2014
Outbreak status Resolved (08/10/2014)
Epidemiological unit Farm
Affected animals
Species Susceptible Cases Deaths Killed and disposed of Slaughtered
Cattle 150 3
Affected population Bluetongue has been serologically detected during quarantine of cattle imported from Germany which are not vaccinated against bluetongue, and without clinical signs.
Summary of outbreaks Total outbreaks: 1
Total animals affected
Species Susceptible Cases Deaths Killed and disposed of Slaughtered
Cattle 150 3
Outbreak statistics
Species Apparent morbidity rate Apparent mortality rate Apparent case fatality rate Proportion susceptible animals lost*
Cattle 2.00% ** ** **
*Removed from the susceptible population through death, destruction and/or slaughter
**Not calculated because of missing information
Source of the outbreak(s) or origin of infection
  • Unknown or inconclusive
Control measures
Measures applied
  • Screening
  • Quarantine
  • 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
Veterinary Faculty in Sarajevo (National laboratory) Cattle enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay (ELISA) 30/04/2014 Positive
Experimental Zooprophylactic Institute of Abruzzo and Molise "G. Caporale" (OIE Reference Laboratory) Cattle enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay (ELISA) 16/09/2014 Positive
Future Reporting
The event is continuing. Weekly follow-up reports will be submitted.
Map of outbreak locations