Bluetongue,
Former Yug. Rep. of Macedonia
Information received on 24/07/2020 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
Summary
Report type Follow-up report No. 2
Date of start of the event 12/07/2020
Date of confirmation of the event 17/07/2020
Report date 24/07/2020
Date submitted to OIE 24/07/2020
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 (17/07/2020)
Follow-up report No. 2 (24/07/2020)
Follow-up report No. 3 (31/07/2020)
Follow-up report No. 4 (31/07/2020)
Follow-up report No. 5 (07/08/2020)
Follow-up report No. 6 (19/08/2020)
New outbreaks (16)
Outbreak 1 Moin, Moin, Gevgelija, Gevgelija
Date of start of the outbreak 12/07/2020
Outbreak status Continuing (or date resolved not provided)
Epidemiological unit Farm
Affected animals
Species Susceptible Cases Deaths Killed and disposed of Slaughtered
Sheep / goats 382 1 0 0 0
Outbreak 2 Kocishte, Kocishte, Demir Hisar, Demir Hisar
Date of start of the outbreak 13/07/2020
Outbreak status Continuing (or date resolved not provided)
Epidemiological unit Farm
Affected animals
Species Susceptible Cases Deaths Killed and disposed of Slaughtered
Sheep / goats 92 1 0 0 0
Outbreak 3 Zlesti, Zlesti, Ohrid, Ohrid
Date of start of the outbreak 14/07/2020
Outbreak status Continuing (or date resolved not provided)
Epidemiological unit Farm
Affected animals
Species Susceptible Cases Deaths Killed and disposed of Slaughtered
Sheep / goats 249 3 0 0 0
Outbreak 4 Ozdoleni, Ozdoleni, Debarca, Ohrid
Date of start of the outbreak 14/07/2020
Outbreak status Continuing (or date resolved not provided)
Epidemiological unit Farm
Affected animals
Species Susceptible Cases Deaths Killed and disposed of Slaughtered
Cattle 31 0 0 0 0
Sheep / goats 298 2 0 0 0
Outbreak 5 Slatino, Slatino, Debarca, Ohrid
Date of start of the outbreak 14/07/2020
Outbreak status Continuing (or date resolved not provided)
Epidemiological unit Farm
Affected animals
Species Susceptible Cases Deaths Killed and disposed of Slaughtered
Sheep / goats 181 1 0 0 0
Outbreak 6 Novo Selo, Novo Selo, Debarca, Ohrid
Date of start of the outbreak 14/07/2020
Outbreak status Continuing (or date resolved not provided)
Epidemiological unit Farm
Affected animals
Species Susceptible Cases Deaths Killed and disposed of Slaughtered
Sheep / goats 113 2 0 0 0
Outbreak 7 Rakitica, Rakitica, Demir Hisar, Demir Hisar
Date of start of the outbreak 15/07/2020
Outbreak status Continuing (or date resolved not provided)
Epidemiological unit Farm
Affected animals
Species Susceptible Cases Deaths Killed and disposed of Slaughtered
Sheep / goats 180 8 1 0 0
Outbreak 8 Kumanicevo, Kumanicevo, Kavadarci, Kavadarci
Date of start of the outbreak 16/07/2020
Outbreak status Continuing (or date resolved not provided)
Epidemiological unit Farm
Affected animals
Species Susceptible Cases Deaths Killed and disposed of Slaughtered
Sheep / goats 291 2 0 0 0
Outbreak 9 Bohula, Bohula, Kavadarci, Kavadarci
Date of start of the outbreak 16/07/2020
Outbreak status Continuing (or date resolved not provided)
Epidemiological unit Farm
Affected animals
Species Susceptible Cases Deaths Killed and disposed of Slaughtered
Sheep / goats 158 2 0 0 0
Outbreak 10 Cemersko, Cemersko, Kavadarci, Kavadarci
Date of start of the outbreak 16/07/2020
Outbreak status Continuing (or date resolved not provided)
Epidemiological unit Farm
Affected animals
Species Susceptible Cases Deaths Killed and disposed of Slaughtered
Sheep / goats 32 2 0 0 0
Outbreak 11 Cemersko, Cemersko, Kavadarci, Kavadarci
Date of start of the outbreak 16/07/2020
Outbreak status Continuing (or date resolved not provided)
Epidemiological unit Farm
Affected animals
Species Susceptible Cases Deaths Killed and disposed of Slaughtered
Sheep / goats 32 2 0 0 0
Outbreak 12 Velmej, Velmej, Debarca, Ohrid
Date of start of the outbreak 20/07/2020
Outbreak status Continuing (or date resolved not provided)
Epidemiological unit Farm
Affected animals
Species Susceptible Cases Deaths Killed and disposed of Slaughtered
Sheep / goats 91 2 0 0 0
Outbreak 13 Pechkovo, Pechkovo, Gostivar, Gostivar
Date of start of the outbreak 20/07/2020
Outbreak status Continuing (or date resolved not provided)
Epidemiological unit Farm
Affected animals
Species Susceptible Cases Deaths Killed and disposed of Slaughtered
Sheep / goats 2240 4 0 0 0
Outbreak 14 Brest, Brest, Cucer Sandevo, Skopje
Date of start of the outbreak 21/07/2020
Outbreak status Continuing (or date resolved not provided)
Epidemiological unit Farm
Affected animals
Species Susceptible Cases Deaths Killed and disposed of Slaughtered
Sheep / goats 559 3 0 0 0
Outbreak 15 Strugovo, Strugovo, Demir Hisar, Demir Hisar
Date of start of the outbreak 22/07/2020
Outbreak status Continuing (or date resolved not provided)
Epidemiological unit Farm
Affected animals
Species Susceptible Cases Deaths Killed and disposed of Slaughtered
Sheep / goats 55 3 0 0 0
Outbreak 16 Nikiforovo, Nikiforovo, Mavrovo i Rostuse, Gostivar
Date of start of the outbreak 22/07/2020
Outbreak status Continuing (or date resolved not provided)
Epidemiological unit Farm
Affected animals
Species Susceptible Cases Deaths Killed and disposed of Slaughtered
Sheep / goats 2650 3 0 0 0
Summary of outbreaks Total outbreaks: 16
Total animals affected
Species Susceptible Cases Deaths Killed and disposed of Slaughtered
Sheep / goats 7603 41 1 0 0
Cattle 31 0 0 0 0
Outbreak statistics
Species Apparent morbidity rate Apparent mortality rate Apparent case fatality rate Proportion susceptible animals lost*
Sheep / goats 0.54% 0.01% 2.44% 0.01%
Cattle 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
  • Traceability
  • Quarantine
  • Zoning
  • Disinfection
  • Disinfestation
  • Control of vectors
  • Vector surveillance
  • Vaccination prohibited
  • No treatment of affected animals
Measures to be applied
  • No other measures
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) 23/07/2020 Positive
Future Reporting
The event is continuing. Weekly follow-up reports will be submitted.
Map of outbreak locations