Bluetongue,
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
Summary
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
Epidemiology
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