Former Yug. Rep. of Macedonia
Information received on 17/07/2020 from Dr Zoran Atanasov, Director Food and Veterinary Agency, Food and Veterinary Agency, Food and Veterinary Agency , North Macedonia, SKOPJE, Former Yug. Rep. of Macedonia
Report type Immediate notification
Date of start of the event 12/07/2020
Date of confirmation of the event 17/07/2020
Report date 17/07/2020
Date submitted to OIE 17/07/2020
Date event resolved 29/12/2020
Reason for notification Recurrence of a listed disease
Date of previous occurrence 27/02/2015
Manifestation of disease Clinical disease
Causal agent Bluetongue virus
Serotype 4
Nature of diagnosis Clinical, Laboratory (basic)
This event pertains to a defined zone within the country
Related reports Immediate notification (17/07/2020)
Follow-up report No. 1 (18/07/2020)
Follow-up report No. 2 (24/07/2020)
Follow-up report No. 3 (31/07/2020)
Follow-up report No. 4 (01/08/2020)
Follow-up report No. 5 (07/08/2020)
Follow-up report No. 6 (19/08/2020)
Follow-up report No. 7 (28/09/2020)
Follow-up report No. 8 (29/09/2020)
Follow-up report No. 9 (30/09/2020)
Follow-up report No. 10 (02/10/2020)
Follow-up report No. 11 (05/10/2020)
Follow-up report No. 12 (08/10/2020)
Follow-up report No. 13 (09/10/2020)
Follow-up report No. 14 (26/10/2020)
Follow-up report No. 15 (10/11/2020)
Follow-up report No. 16 (29/12/2020)
New outbreaks (1)
Outbreak 1 Padaliste, Padaliste, Gostivar, Gostivar
Date of start of the outbreak 12/07/2020
Outbreak status Resolved (29/12/2020)
Epidemiological unit Farm
Affected animals
Species Susceptible Cases Deaths Killed and disposed of Slaughtered
Sheep / goats 567 3 0 0 0
Summary of outbreaks Total outbreaks: 1
Total animals affected
Species Susceptible Cases Deaths Killed and disposed of Slaughtered
Sheep / goats 567 3 0 0 0
Outbreak statistics
Species Apparent morbidity rate Apparent mortality rate Apparent case fatality rate Proportion susceptible animals lost*
Sheep / goats 0.53% 0.00% 0.00% 0.00%
*Removed from the susceptible population through death, destruction and/or slaughter
Source of the outbreak(s) or origin of infection
  • Unknown or inconclusive
Control measures
Measures applied
  • Movement control inside the country
  • Quarantine
  • Zoning
  • Disinfection
  • Disinfestation
  • Control of vectors
  • Vaccination prohibited
  • No treatment of affected animals
Measures to be applied
  • Vector surveillance
Diagnostic test results
Laboratory name and type Species Test Test date Result
Faculty of the Veterinary Medicine - Veterinary Institute (National laboratory) Sheep / goats real-time reverse transcriptase/polymerase chain reaction (RRT-PCR) 17/07/2020 Pending
Future Reporting
The event is continuing. Weekly follow-up reports will be submitted.
Map of outbreak locations