Bluetongue,
Belgium
Information received on 28/03/2019 from Dr Jean-François Heymans, Director, Animal Health and Safety of Products of Animal Origin, Federal Agency for the Safety of the Food Chain (FASFC), Bruxelles, Belgium
Summary
Report type Immediate notification
Date of start of the event 14/02/2019
Date of confirmation of the event 19/02/2019
Report date 27/03/2019
Date submitted to OIE 28/03/2019
Reason for notification Recurrence of a listed disease
Date of previous occurrence 12/2008
Manifestation of disease Sub-clinical infection
Causal agent Bluetongue virus
Serotype 8
Nature of diagnosis Laboratory (advanced)
This event pertains to the whole country
Related reports Immediate notification (27/03/2019)
Follow-up report No. 1 (05/07/2019)
Follow-up report No. 2 (14/08/2019)
Follow-up report No. 3 (22/09/2019)
Follow-up report No. 4 (25/09/2019)
Follow-up report No. 5 (13/11/2019)
Follow-up report No. 6 (25/11/2019)
Follow-up report No. 7 (03/12/2019)
New outbreaks (4)
Outbreak 1 Paliseul, Luxembourg
Date of start of the outbreak 14/02/2019
Outbreak status Resolved (14/02/2019)
Epidemiological unit Farm
Affected animals
Species Susceptible Cases Deaths Killed and disposed of Slaughtered
Cattle 111 2 0 0 0
Outbreak 2 Paliseul, Luxembourg
Date of start of the outbreak 07/03/2019
Outbreak status Resolved (07/03/2019)
Epidemiological unit Farm
Affected animals
Species Susceptible Cases Deaths Killed and disposed of Slaughtered
Cattle 447 1 0 0 0
Outbreak 3 Paliseul, Luxembourg
Date of start of the outbreak 11/03/2019
Outbreak status Resolved (11/03/2019)
Epidemiological unit Farm
Affected animals
Species Susceptible Cases Deaths Killed and disposed of Slaughtered
Cattle 56 1 0 0 0
Outbreak 4 Bièvre, Luxembourg
Date of start of the outbreak 12/03/2019
Outbreak status Resolved (12/03/2019)
Epidemiological unit Farm
Affected animals
Species Susceptible Cases Deaths Killed and disposed of Slaughtered
Cattle 171 4 0 0 0
Summary of outbreaks Total outbreaks: 4
Total animals affected
Species Susceptible Cases Deaths Killed and disposed of Slaughtered
Cattle 785 8 0 0 0
Outbreak statistics
Species Apparent morbidity rate Apparent mortality rate Apparent case fatality rate Proportion susceptible animals lost*
Cattle 1.02% 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
  • Vectors
Control measures
Measures applied
  • 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
Sciensano (Regional Reference Laboratory) Cattle real-time reverse transcriptase/polymerase chain reaction (RRT-PCR) 19/02/2019 Positive
Sciensano (Regional Reference Laboratory) Cattle real-time reverse transcriptase/polymerase chain reaction (RRT-PCR) 04/03/2019 Positive
Sciensano (Regional Reference Laboratory) Cattle real-time reverse transcriptase/polymerase chain reaction (RRT-PCR) 19/03/2019 Positive
Sciensano (Regional Reference Laboratory) Cattle real-time reverse transcriptase/polymerase chain reaction (RRT-PCR) 26/03/2019 Positive
Future Reporting
The event is continuing. Weekly follow-up reports will be submitted.
Map of outbreak locations