Bluetongue,
Former Yug. Rep. of Macedonia
Information received on 31/07/2020 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. 3
Date of start of the event 12/07/2020
Date of confirmation of the event 17/07/2020
Report date 31/07/2020
Date submitted to OIE 31/07/2020
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 (4)
Outbreak 1 Rakitnica, Rakitnica, 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 2 0 0 0
Outbreak 2 Izvor, Izvor, Veles, Veles
Date of start of the outbreak 27/07/2020
Outbreak status Continuing (or date resolved not provided)
Epidemiological unit Farm
Affected animals
Species Susceptible Cases Deaths Killed and disposed of Slaughtered
Sheep / goats 161 2 0 0 0
Outbreak 3 Kosino, Kosino, Dolneni, Prilep
Date of start of the outbreak 28/07/2020
Outbreak status Continuing (or date resolved not provided)
Epidemiological unit Farm
Affected animals
Species Susceptible Cases Deaths Killed and disposed of Slaughtered
Sheep / goats 403 3 0 0 0
Outbreak 4 Stinik, Stinik, Novo Selo, Strumica
Date of start of the outbreak 28/07/2020
Outbreak status Continuing (or date resolved not provided)
Epidemiological unit Farm
Affected animals
Species Susceptible Cases Deaths Killed and disposed of Slaughtered
Sheep / goats 256 0 0 0 0
Summary of outbreaks Total outbreaks: 4
Total animals affected
Species Susceptible Cases Deaths Killed and disposed of Slaughtered
Sheep / goats 1000 7 0 0 0
Outbreak statistics
Species Apparent morbidity rate Apparent mortality rate Apparent case fatality rate Proportion susceptible animals lost*
Sheep / goats 0.70% 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
Faculty of the Veterinary Medicine - Veterinary Institute (National laboratory) Sheep / goats real-time reverse transcriptase/polymerase chain reaction (RRT-PCR) 29/07/2020 Positive
Future Reporting
The event is continuing. Weekly follow-up reports will be submitted.
Map of outbreak locations