Bluetongue,
Greece
Information received on 14/04/2020 from Mrs Chrysoula Dile, Head, Animal Health Directorate, Ministry of Rural Development and Food, ATHENS, Greece
Summary
Report type Follow-up report No. 18
Date of start of the event 22/09/2017
Date of confirmation of the event 25/09/2017
Report date 14/04/2020
Date submitted to OIE 14/04/2020
Reason for notification Recurrence of a listed disease
Date of previous occurrence 29/02/2016
Manifestation of disease Clinical disease
Causal agent Bluetongue virus
Serotype 16
Nature of diagnosis Laboratory (basic), Laboratory (advanced)
This event pertains to a defined zone within the country
Related reports Immediate notification (13/11/2017)
Follow-up report No. 1 (01/12/2017)
Follow-up report No. 2 (05/12/2017)
Follow-up report No. 3 (18/01/2018)
Follow-up report No. 4 (26/01/2018)
Follow-up report No. 5 (21/05/2018)
Follow-up report No. 6 (05/11/2018)
Follow-up report No. 7 (04/12/2018)
Follow-up report No. 8 (20/12/2018)
Follow-up report No. 9 (21/12/2018)
Follow-up report No. 10 (03/01/2019)
Follow-up report No. 11 (21/01/2019)
Follow-up report No. 12 (29/01/2019)
Follow-up report No. 13 (12/03/2019)
Follow-up report No. 14 (02/05/2019)
Follow-up report No. 15 (23/10/2019)
Follow-up report No. 16 (23/12/2019)
Follow-up report No. 17 (15/01/2020)
Follow-up report No. 18 (14/04/2020)
Follow-up report No. 19 (08/05/2020)
New outbreaks (3)
Outbreak 1 Lesvos_1, Voreio Aigaio
Date of start of the outbreak 24/01/2020
Outbreak status Continuing (or date resolved not provided)
Epidemiological unit Farm
Affected animals
Species Susceptible Cases Deaths Killed and disposed of Slaughtered
Sheep / goats 47 2 0 0 0
Affected population The animals were tested in the framework of passive surveillance
Outbreak 2 Lesvos_2, Voreio Aigaio
Date of start of the outbreak 09/03/2020
Outbreak status Continuing (or date resolved not provided)
Epidemiological unit Farm
Affected animals
Species Susceptible Cases Deaths Killed and disposed of Slaughtered
Cattle 21 1 0 0 0
Affected population This animal was a sentinel bovine tested in the framework of active surveillance
Outbreak 3 Lesvos_3, Voreio Aigaio
Date of start of the outbreak 16/03/2020
Outbreak status Continuing (or date resolved not provided)
Epidemiological unit Farm
Affected animals
Species Susceptible Cases Deaths Killed and disposed of Slaughtered
Cattle 16 0 0 0 0
Goats 4 0 0 0 0
Sheep 219 1 0 0 0
Affected population The animal was tested in the framework of passive surveillance
Summary of outbreaks Total outbreaks: 3
Total animals affected
Species Susceptible Cases Deaths Killed and disposed of Slaughtered
Sheep / goats 47 2 0 0 0
Cattle 37 1 0 0 0
Goats 4 0 0 0 0
Sheep 219 1 0 0 0
Outbreak statistics
Species Apparent morbidity rate Apparent mortality rate Apparent case fatality rate Proportion susceptible animals lost*
Sheep / goats 4.26% 0.00% 0.00% 0.00%
Cattle 2.70% 0.00% 0.00% 0.00%
Goats 0.00% 0.00% - 0.00%
Sheep 0.46% 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
Epidemiological comments The animals were tested in the framework of passive surveillance
Control measures
Measures applied
  • Movement control inside the country
  • Surveillance within containment and/or protection zone
  • 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
Directorate of VeterinaryCenter of Athens, Departementof Molecular Diagnostics, FMD,Virological, Rickettsial andExotic Diseases, VirologyLaboratory (National laboratory) Cattle real-time reverse transcriptase/polymerase chain reaction (RRT-PCR) 09/03/2020 Positive
Directorate of VeterinaryCenter of Athens, Departementof Molecular Diagnostics, FMD,Virological, Rickettsial andExotic Diseases, VirologyLaboratory (National laboratory) Goats real-time reverse transcriptase/polymerase chain reaction (RRT-PCR) 24/01/2020 Positive
Directorate of VeterinaryCenter of Athens, Departementof Molecular Diagnostics, FMD,Virological, Rickettsial andExotic Diseases, VirologyLaboratory (National laboratory) Sheep real-time reverse transcriptase/polymerase chain reaction (RRT-PCR) 16/03/2020 Positive
Future Reporting
The event is continuing. Weekly follow-up reports will be submitted.
Map of outbreak locations