Information received on 31/08/2016 from Ms Vesna Dakovic, Acting Director, Administration for Food Safety, Veterinary and Phitosanitary Affairs, Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development, PODGORICA, Montenegro
Report type Immediate notification
Date of start of the event 11/08/2016
Date of confirmation of the event 11/08/2016
Report date 31/08/2016
Date submitted to OIE 31/08/2016
Date event resolved 22/01/2018
Reason for notification Recurrence of a listed disease
Date of previous occurrence 30/05/2015
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 (31/08/2016)
Follow-up report No. 1 (31/08/2016)
Follow-up report No. 2 (30/09/2016)
Follow-up report No. 3 (14/10/2016)
Follow-up report No. 4 (22/01/2018)
New outbreaks (1)
Outbreak 1 Podgorica, Tuzi, Podgorica
Date of start of the outbreak 11/08/2016
Outbreak status Resolved (24/11/2016)
Epidemiological unit Backyard
Affected animals
Species Susceptible Cases Deaths Killed and disposed of Slaughtered
Sheep 7 4
Summary of outbreaks Total outbreaks: 1
Total animals affected
Species Susceptible Cases Deaths Killed and disposed of Slaughtered
Sheep 7 4
Outbreak statistics
Species Apparent morbidity rate Apparent mortality rate Apparent case fatality rate Proportion susceptible animals lost*
Sheep 57.14% ** ** **
*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
  • Vectors
Control measures
Measures applied
  • Movement control inside the country
  • Screening
  • Disinfection / Disinfestation
  • Quarantine
  • Modified stamping out
  • Control of vectors
  • Vaccination permitted (if a vaccine exists)
  • No treatment of affected animals
Measures to be applied
  • No other measures
Diagnostic test results
Laboratory name and type Species Test Test date Result
Diagnostic Veterinary Laboratory, Podgorica (National laboratory) Sheep antibody detection ELISA 11/08/2016 Positive
Diagnostic Veterinary Laboratory, Podgorica (National laboratory) Sheep reverse transcription - polymerase chain reaction (RT-PCR) 11/08/2016 Positive
Future Reporting
The event is continuing. Weekly follow-up reports will be submitted.
Map of outbreak locations