Bluetongue,
Slovenia
Information received on 21/11/2016 from Dr Janez Posedi, Director General, Administration of the Republic of Slovenia for Food Safety, Veterinary Sector and Plant Protection (AFSVSPP), Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Food, Ljubljana, Slovenia
Summary
Report type Immediate notification
Date of start of the event 25/08/2016
Date of confirmation of the event 26/08/2016
Report date 21/11/2016
Date submitted to OIE 21/11/2016
Date event resolved 14/12/2016
Reason for notification Recurrence of a listed disease
Date of previous occurrence 01/12/2015
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 (21/11/2016)
Follow-up report No. 1 (25/11/2016)
Follow-up report No. 2 (31/03/2017)
New outbreaks (9)
Outbreak 1 Ilirska Bistrica, Postojna
Date of start of the outbreak 25/08/2016
Outbreak status Resolved (07/10/2016)
Epidemiological unit Farm
Affected animals
Species Susceptible Cases Deaths Killed and disposed of Slaughtered
Sheep 57 13 0 4 0
Outbreak 2 Koper, Koper
Date of start of the outbreak 30/08/2016
Outbreak status Resolved (23/09/2016)
Epidemiological unit Farm
Affected animals
Species Susceptible Cases Deaths Killed and disposed of Slaughtered
Cattle 32 1 0 0 0
Outbreak 3 Ilirska Bistrica, Postojna
Date of start of the outbreak 05/09/2016
Outbreak status Resolved (30/09/2016)
Epidemiological unit Farm
Affected animals
Species Susceptible Cases Deaths Killed and disposed of Slaughtered
Cattle 27 2 0 0 0
Outbreak 4 Ilirska Bistrica, Postojna
Date of start of the outbreak 05/09/2016
Outbreak status Resolved (30/09/2016)
Epidemiological unit Farm
Affected animals
Species Susceptible Cases Deaths Killed and disposed of Slaughtered
Cattle 16 0 0 0 0
Sheep 43 1 0 0 0
Outbreak 5 Ilirska Bistrica, Postojna
Date of start of the outbreak 07/09/2016
Outbreak status Resolved (09/11/2016)
Epidemiological unit Farm
Affected animals
Species Susceptible Cases Deaths Killed and disposed of Slaughtered
Cattle 24 1 0 0 0
Outbreak 6 Ilirska Bistrica, Postojna
Date of start of the outbreak 08/09/2016
Outbreak status Resolved (09/11/2016)
Epidemiological unit Farm
Affected animals
Species Susceptible Cases Deaths Killed and disposed of Slaughtered
Cattle 6 1 0 0 0
Outbreak 7 Ilirska Bistrica, Postojna
Date of start of the outbreak 14/09/2016
Outbreak status Resolved (10/11/2016)
Epidemiological unit Farm
Affected animals
Species Susceptible Cases Deaths Killed and disposed of Slaughtered
Cattle 25 1 0 0 0
Outbreak 8 Ilirska Bistrica, Postojna
Date of start of the outbreak 14/09/2016
Outbreak status Resolved (16/11/2016)
Epidemiological unit Farm
Affected animals
Species Susceptible Cases Deaths Killed and disposed of Slaughtered
Sheep 85 1 0 0 0
Outbreak 9 Ilirska Bistrica, Postojna
Date of start of the outbreak 29/09/2016
Outbreak status Resolved (08/11/2016)
Epidemiological unit Farm
Affected animals
Species Susceptible Cases Deaths Killed and disposed of Slaughtered
Sheep 152 1 0 0 0
Summary of outbreaks Total outbreaks: 9
Total animals affected
Species Susceptible Cases Deaths Killed and disposed of Slaughtered
Sheep 337 16 0 4 0
Cattle 130 6 0 0 0
Outbreak statistics
Species Apparent morbidity rate Apparent mortality rate Apparent case fatality rate Proportion susceptible animals lost*
Sheep 4.75% 0.00% 0.00% 1.19%
Cattle 4.62% 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
Control measures
Measures applied
  • Movement control inside the country
  • Screening
  • Traceability
  • Surveillance within containment and/or protection zone
  • 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
National Veterinary Institute (National laboratory) Cattle enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay (ELISA) 02/09/2016 Positive
National Veterinary Institute (National laboratory) Cattle enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay (ELISA) 08/09/2016 Positive
National Veterinary Institute (National laboratory) Cattle enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay (ELISA) 09/09/2016 Positive
National Veterinary Institute (National laboratory) Cattle enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay (ELISA) 16/09/2016 Positive
National Veterinary Institute (National laboratory) Cattle polymerase chain reaction (PCR) 02/09/2016 Positive
National Veterinary Institute (National laboratory) Cattle polymerase chain reaction (PCR) 08/09/2016 Positive
National Veterinary Institute (National laboratory) Cattle polymerase chain reaction (PCR) 09/09/2016 Positive
National Veterinary Institute (National laboratory) Cattle polymerase chain reaction (PCR) 16/09/2016 Positive
National Veterinary Institute (National laboratory) Sheep enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay (ELISA) 26/08/2016 Positive
National Veterinary Institute (National laboratory) Sheep enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay (ELISA) 08/09/2016 Positive
National Veterinary Institute (National laboratory) Sheep enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay (ELISA) 16/09/2016 Positive
National Veterinary Institute (National laboratory) Sheep enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay (ELISA) 30/09/2016 Positive
National Veterinary Institute (National laboratory) Sheep polymerase chain reaction (PCR) 26/08/2016 Positive
National Veterinary Institute (National laboratory) Sheep polymerase chain reaction (PCR) 08/09/2016 Positive
National Veterinary Institute (National laboratory) Sheep polymerase chain reaction (PCR) 16/09/2016 Positive
National Veterinary Institute (National laboratory) Sheep polymerase chain reaction (PCR) 30/09/2016 Positive
Future Reporting
The event is continuing. Weekly follow-up reports will be submitted.
Map of outbreak locations