Information received on 30/09/2016 from Dr Budimir Plavšić, Head, Animal Health Department Veterinary Directorate, Ministry of Agriculture and Environmental Protection, Belgrade, Serbia
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
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