Information received on 22/01/2020 from Dr Christodoulos Pipis, Acting Director, Veterinary Services, Ministry of Agriculture, Rural Development and Environment, NICOSIA, Cyprus
Report type Follow-up report No. 1
Date of start of the event 30/10/2019
Date of confirmation of the event 05/11/2019
Report date 22/01/2020
Date submitted to OIE 22/01/2020
Date event resolved 31/10/2019
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
Related reports Immediate notification (07/11/2019)
Follow-up report No. 1 (22/01/2020)
Follow-up report No. 2 (28/01/2020)
Outbreaks There are no new outbreaks in this report
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.