Bluetongue,
Cyprus
Information received on 23/09/2016 from Dr Christodoulos Pipis, Acting Director, Veterinary Services, Ministry of Agriculture, Rural Development and Environment, NICOSIA, Cyprus
Summary
Report type Immediate notification
Date of start of the event 19/09/2016
Date of confirmation of the event 20/09/2016
Report date 22/09/2016
Date submitted to OIE 23/09/2016
Date event resolved 13/12/2016
Reason for notification Recurrence of a listed disease
Date of previous occurrence 04/12/2014
Manifestation of disease Clinical disease
Causal agent Bluetongue virus
Serotype Pending
Nature of diagnosis Laboratory (advanced)
This event pertains to the whole country
Related reports Immediate notification (22/09/2016)
Follow-up report No. 1 (23/09/2016)
Follow-up report No. 2 (30/09/2016)
Follow-up report No. 3 (05/10/2016)
Follow-up report No. 4 (06/10/2016)
Follow-up report No. 5 (07/10/2016)
Follow-up report No. 6 (10/10/2016)
Follow-up report No. 7 (14/10/2016)
Follow-up report No. 8 (24/10/2016)
Follow-up report No. 9 (30/10/2016)
Follow-up report No. 10 (06/11/2016)
Follow-up report No. 11 (18/11/2016)
Follow-up report No. 12 (29/11/2016)
Follow-up report No. 13 (19/12/2016)
New outbreaks (2)
Outbreak 1 TROULLOI, LARNACA, Larnaca
Date of start of the outbreak 19/09/2016
Outbreak status Resolved (13/12/2016)
Epidemiological unit Farm
Affected animals
Species Susceptible Cases Deaths Killed and disposed of Slaughtered
Sheep / goats 685 17 6 0 0
Outbreak 2 PYLA, LARNACA, Larnaca
Date of start of the outbreak 19/09/2016
Outbreak status Resolved (13/12/2016)
Epidemiological unit Farm
Affected animals
Species Susceptible Cases Deaths Killed and disposed of Slaughtered
Sheep 343 13 6 0 0
Summary of outbreaks Total outbreaks: 2
Total animals affected
Species Susceptible Cases Deaths Killed and disposed of Slaughtered
Sheep / goats 685 17 6 0 0
Sheep 343 13 6 0 0
Outbreak statistics
Species Apparent morbidity rate Apparent mortality rate Apparent case fatality rate Proportion susceptible animals lost*
Sheep / goats 2.48% 0.88% 35.29% 0.88%
Sheep 3.79% 1.75% 46.15% 1.75%
*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
  • Movement control inside the country
  • Quarantine
  • Surveillance within containment and/or protection zone
  • 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
Animal Health Laboratory (National laboratory) Sheep competitive ELISA (c-ELISA) 20/09/2016 Positive
Animal Health Laboratory (National laboratory) Sheep real-time PCR 20/09/2016 Positive
Future Reporting
The event is continuing. Weekly follow-up reports will be submitted.
Map of outbreak locations