Bluetongue,
Croatia
Information received on 26/09/2016 from Dr Tomislav Kiš, Assistant to Minister, Veterinary and Food Safety Directorate, Ministry of Agriculture, Zagreb, Croatia
Summary
Report type Immediate notification
Date of start of the event 21/09/2016
Date of confirmation of the event 26/09/2016
Report date 26/09/2016
Date submitted to OIE 26/09/2016
Date event resolved 01/06/2017
Reason for notification Recurrence of a listed disease
Date of previous occurrence 01/03/2016
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 (26/09/2016)
Follow-up report No. 1 (30/09/2016)
Follow-up report No. 2 (10/10/2016)
Follow-up report No. 3 (26/10/2016)
Follow-up report No. 4 (31/10/2016)
Follow-up report No. 5 (07/11/2016)
Follow-up report No. 6 (10/11/2016)
Follow-up report No. 7 (18/11/2016)
Follow-up report No. 8 (01/12/2016)
Follow-up report No. 9 (06/12/2016)
Follow-up report No. 10 (14/12/2016)
Follow-up report No. 11 (27/12/2016)
Follow-up report No. 12 (17/01/2017)
Follow-up report No. 13 (27/01/2017)
Follow-up report No. 14 (02/06/2017)
New outbreaks (2)
Outbreak 1 Glusci, Glusci, Metkovic, Dubrovacko-Neretvanska
Date of start of the outbreak 21/09/2016
Outbreak status Resolved (01/06/2017)
Epidemiological unit Farm
Affected animals
Species Susceptible Cases Deaths Killed and disposed of Slaughtered
Cattle 3 0 0 0 0
Goats 157 0 0 0 0
Sheep 113 1 0 0 0
Outbreak 2 Glusci, Glusci, Metkovic, Dubrovacko-Neretvanska
Date of start of the outbreak 21/09/2016
Outbreak status Resolved (01/06/2017)
Epidemiological unit Farm
Affected animals
Species Susceptible Cases Deaths Killed and disposed of Slaughtered
Cattle 3 1 0 0 0
Sheep 30 5 0 0 0
Summary of outbreaks Total outbreaks: 2
Total animals affected
Species Susceptible Cases Deaths Killed and disposed of Slaughtered
Cattle 6 1 0 0 0
Goats 157 0 0 0 0
Sheep 143 6 0 0 0
Outbreak statistics
Species Apparent morbidity rate Apparent mortality rate Apparent case fatality rate Proportion susceptible animals lost*
Cattle 16.67% 0.00% 0.00% 0.00%
Goats 0.00% 0.00% - 0.00%
Sheep 4.20% 0.00% 0.00% 0.00%
*Removed from the susceptible population through death, destruction and/or slaughter
Epidemiology
Source of the outbreak(s) or origin of infection
  • Unknown or inconclusive
Epidemiological comments Non-vaccinated animals showed clinical signs. Bluetongue was confirmed by competitive ELISA and real-time PCR.
Control measures
Measures applied
  • Vaccination permitted (if a vaccine exists)
  • No treatment of affected animals
Measures to be applied
  • Vaccination in response to the outbreak (s)
  • Disinfection / Disinfestation
  • Control of vectors
Diagnostic test results
Laboratory name and type Species Test Test date Result
Croatian Veterinary Institute, Split (National laboratory) Sheep competitive ELISA (c-ELISA) 26/09/2016 Positive
(National laboratory) Sheep real-time PCR 26/09/2016 Positive
Future Reporting
The event is continuing. Weekly follow-up reports will be submitted.
Map of outbreak locations