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. 4
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)
Follow-up report No. 7 (28/09/2020)
New outbreaks (13)
Outbreak 1 Plakje, Plakje, Ohrid, Ohrid
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 1284 36 17 0 0
Outbreak 2 Krani, Krani, Resen, Resen
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 400 4 0 0 0
Outbreak 3 Jablanica, Jablanica, Struga, Struga
Date of start of the outbreak 17/07/2020
Outbreak status Continuing (or date resolved not provided)
Epidemiological unit Farm
Affected animals
Species Susceptible Cases Deaths Killed and disposed of Slaughtered
Sheep / goats 160 20 11 0 0
Outbreak 4 Preglovo, Preglovo, Plasnica, Brod
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 121 5 0 0 0
Outbreak 5 Gorno Krusje, Gorno Krusje, Makedonski Brod, Brod
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 721 19 5 0 0
Outbreak 6 Krapa, Krapa, Makedonski Brod, Brod
Date of start of the outbreak 23/07/2020
Outbreak status Continuing (or date resolved not provided)
Epidemiological unit Farm
Affected animals
Species Susceptible Cases Deaths Killed and disposed of Slaughtered
Sheep / goats 293 7 1 0 0
Outbreak 7 Cresnevo, Cresnevo, Makedonski Brod, Brod
Date of start of the outbreak 23/07/2020
Outbreak status Continuing (or date resolved not provided)
Epidemiological unit Farm
Affected animals
Species Susceptible Cases Deaths Killed and disposed of Slaughtered
Sheep / goats 60 7 0 0 0
Outbreak 8 Norovo, Norovo, Krusevo, Krusevo
Date of start of the outbreak 24/07/2020
Outbreak status Continuing (or date resolved not provided)
Epidemiological unit Farm
Affected animals
Species Susceptible Cases Deaths Killed and disposed of Slaughtered
Sheep / goats 315 3 0 0 0
Outbreak 9 Sopotnica, Sopotnica, Demir Hisar, Demir Hisar
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 185 15 0 0 0
Outbreak 10 Stragovo, Stragovo, Kavadarci, Kavadarci
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 167 3 0 0 0
Outbreak 11 Polaki, Polaki, Kocani, Kocani
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 50 2 2 0 0
Outbreak 12 Tanusevci, Tanusevci, Cucer Sandevo, Skopje
Date of start of the outbreak 29/07/2020
Outbreak status Continuing (or date resolved not provided)
Epidemiological unit Farm
Affected animals
Species Susceptible Cases Deaths Killed and disposed of Slaughtered
Sheep / goats 89 2 0 0 0
Outbreak 13 Obednik, Obednik, Demir Hisar, Demir Hisar
Date of start of the outbreak 29/07/2020
Outbreak status Continuing (or date resolved not provided)
Epidemiological unit Farm
Affected animals
Species Susceptible Cases Deaths Killed and disposed of Slaughtered
Cattle 4 0 0 0 0
Sheep / goats 103 6 6 0 0
Summary of outbreaks Total outbreaks: 13
Total animals affected
Species Susceptible Cases Deaths Killed and disposed of Slaughtered
Sheep / goats 3948 129 42 0 0
Cattle 4 0 0 0 0
Outbreak statistics
Species Apparent morbidity rate Apparent mortality rate Apparent case fatality rate Proportion susceptible animals lost*
Sheep / goats 3.27% 1.06% 32.56% 1.06%
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
  • Screening
  • Traceability
  • 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) 30/07/2020 Positive
Future Reporting
The event is continuing. Weekly follow-up reports will be submitted.
Map of outbreak locations