Bluetongue,
Serbia
Information received on 30/09/2016 from Dr Budimir Plavšić, Head, Animal Health Department Veterinary Directorate, Ministry of Agriculture and Environmental Protection, Belgrade, Serbia
Summary
Report type Immediate notification
Date of start of the event 17/09/2016
Date of confirmation of the event 21/09/2016
Report date 30/09/2016
Date submitted to OIE 30/09/2016
Date event resolved 14/06/2017
Reason for notification Recurrence of a listed disease
Date of previous occurrence 31/12/2014
Manifestation of disease Clinical disease
Causal agent Bluetongue virus
Serotype 4
Nature of diagnosis Clinical, Laboratory (basic)
This event pertains to a defined zone within the country
Related reports Immediate notification (30/09/2016)
Follow-up report No. 1 (14/10/2016)
Follow-up report No. 2 (21/10/2016)
Follow-up report No. 3 (07/11/2016)
Follow-up report No. 4 (18/11/2016)
Follow-up report No. 5 (25/11/2016)
Follow-up report No. 6 (09/12/2016)
Follow-up report No. 7 (09/01/2017)
Follow-up report No. 8 (27/01/2017)
Follow-up report No. 9 (23/03/2017)
Follow-up report No. 10 (25/04/2017)
Follow-up report No. 11 (26/04/2017)
Follow-up report No. 12 (20/10/2017)
New outbreaks (1)
Outbreak 1 (15056) Rekovac, Rekovac, Pomoravski , Srbija
Date of start of the outbreak 17/09/2016
Outbreak status Resolved (14/06/2017)
Epidemiological unit Backyard
Affected animals
Species Susceptible Cases Deaths Killed and disposed of Slaughtered
Sheep 70 4 2
Summary of outbreaks Total outbreaks: 1
Total animals affected
Species Susceptible Cases Deaths Killed and disposed of Slaughtered
Sheep 70 4 2
Outbreak statistics
Species Apparent morbidity rate Apparent mortality rate Apparent case fatality rate Proportion susceptible animals lost*
Sheep 5.71% 2.86% 50.00% **
*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
  • Movement control inside the country
  • Disinfection / Disinfestation
  • Quarantine
  • Official disposal of carcasses, by-products and waste
  • Surveillance within containment and/or protection zone
  • Zoning
  • 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
Institute of Veterinary Medicine of Serbia (National laboratory) Sheep real-time PCR 21/09/2016 Positive
Future Reporting
The event is continuing. Weekly follow-up reports will be submitted.
Map of outbreak locations