Bluetongue,
Cyprus
Information received on 07/11/2019 from Dr Christodoulos Pipis, Acting Director, Veterinary Services, Ministry of Agriculture, Rural Development and Environment, NICOSIA, Cyprus
Summary
Report type Immediate notification
Date of start of the event 30/10/2019
Date of confirmation of the event 05/11/2019
Report date 07/11/2019
Date submitted to OIE 07/11/2019
Reason for notification Recurrence of a listed disease
Date of previous occurrence 20/12/2018
Manifestation of disease Clinical disease
Causal agent Bluetongue virus
Serotype 16
Nature of diagnosis Clinical, Laboratory (basic), Laboratory (advanced)
This event pertains to the whole country
New outbreaks (2)
Outbreak 1 VRYSOULLES, AMMOCHOSTOS, Ammochostos
Date of start of the outbreak 30/10/2019
Outbreak status Continuing (or date resolved not provided)
Epidemiological unit Farm
Affected animals
Species Susceptible Cases Deaths Killed and disposed of Slaughtered
Sheep 105 3 0 0 0
Outbreak 2 DASAKI ACHNAS, AMMOCHOSTOS, Ammochostos
Date of start of the outbreak 31/10/2019
Outbreak status Continuing (or date resolved not provided)
Epidemiological unit Farm
Affected animals
Species Susceptible Cases Deaths Killed and disposed of Slaughtered
Sheep / goats 171 2 0 0 0
Summary of outbreaks Total outbreaks: 2
Total animals affected
Species Susceptible Cases Deaths Killed and disposed of Slaughtered
Sheep 105 3 0 0 0
Sheep / goats 171 2 0 0 0
Outbreak statistics
Species Apparent morbidity rate Apparent mortality rate Apparent case fatality rate Proportion susceptible animals lost*
Sheep 2.86% 0.00% 0.00% 0.00%
Sheep / goats 1.17% 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
  • Surveillance within containment and/or protection zone
  • Quarantine
  • 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
Animal Health Laboratory (National laboratory) Sheep real-time PCR 05/11/2019 Positive
Future Reporting
The event is continuing. Weekly follow-up reports will be submitted.
Map of outbreak locations