Bluetongue,
Greece
Information received on 07/08/2020 from Mrs Chrysoula Dile, Head, Animal Health Directorate, Ministry of Rural Development and Food, ATHENS, Greece
Summary
Report type Immediate notification
Date of start of the event 27/07/2020
Date of confirmation of the event 30/07/2020
Report date 07/08/2020
Date submitted to OIE 07/08/2020
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 4
Nature of diagnosis Laboratory (advanced)
This event pertains to the whole country
Related reports Immediate notification (07/08/2020)
Follow-up report No. 1 (13/08/2020)
Follow-up report No. 2 (13/08/2020)
Follow-up report No. 3 (20/08/2020)
Follow-up report No. 4 (01/09/2020)
Follow-up report No. 5 (11/09/2020)
New outbreaks (10)
Outbreak 1 Kozani 6, Dytiki Makedonia
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 154 8 1 0 0
Affected population The outbreak was confirmed in the context of pasive surveillance.
Outbreak 2 KASTORIA 7, Dytiki Makedonia
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 210 2 1 0 0
Affected population The outbreak was confirmed in the context of passive surveillance.
Outbreak 3 KASTORIA 8, Dytiki Makedonia
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 183 2 0 0 0
Outbreak 4 KASTORIA 9, Dytiki Makedonia
Date of start of the outbreak 30/07/2020
Outbreak status Continuing (or date resolved not provided)
Epidemiological unit Farm
Affected animals
Species Susceptible Cases Deaths Killed and disposed of Slaughtered
Sheep / goats 198 2 0 0 0
Affected population The affected animals showed clinical signs of the disease and laboratory examinations were performed for confirmation.
Outbreak 5 KASTORIA 10, Dytiki Makedonia
Date of start of the outbreak 30/07/2020
Outbreak status Continuing (or date resolved not provided)
Epidemiological unit Farm
Affected animals
Species Susceptible Cases Deaths Killed and disposed of Slaughtered
Sheep / goats 342 2 0 0 0
Affected population The animals showed clinical signs of disease and laboratory examinations were performed for confirmation.
Outbreak 6 KASTORIA 11, Dytiki Makedonia
Date of start of the outbreak 30/07/2020
Outbreak status Continuing (or date resolved not provided)
Epidemiological unit Farm
Affected animals
Species Susceptible Cases Deaths Killed and disposed of Slaughtered
Sheep / goats 334 1 0 0 0
Affected population One animal showed clinical signs of disease and laboratory examinations were performed for confirmation.
Outbreak 7 KASTORIA 12, Dytiki Makedonia
Date of start of the outbreak 30/07/2020
Outbreak status Continuing (or date resolved not provided)
Epidemiological unit Farm
Affected animals
Species Susceptible Cases Deaths Killed and disposed of Slaughtered
Sheep 580 4 0 0 0
Affected population Four animals shoewd clinical signs of diseas and laboratory examinations were performed for confirmation.
Outbreak 8 KASTORIA 13, Dytiki Makedonia
Date of start of the outbreak 30/07/2020
Outbreak status Continuing (or date resolved not provided)
Epidemiological unit Farm
Affected animals
Species Susceptible Cases Deaths Killed and disposed of Slaughtered
Sheep / goats 220 2 0 0 0
Affected population Two animals shoewd clinical signs of disease and laboratory examinations were performed for confirmation.
Outbreak 9 KASTORIA 14, Dytiki Makedonia
Date of start of the outbreak 05/08/2020
Outbreak status Continuing (or date resolved not provided)
Epidemiological unit Farm
Affected animals
Species Susceptible Cases Deaths Killed and disposed of Slaughtered
Sheep 293 1 0 0 0
Affected population One animal shoewd clinical signs of disease and laboratory examinations were performed for confirmation.
Outbreak 10 KASTORIA 15, Dytiki Makedonia
Date of start of the outbreak 05/08/2020
Outbreak status Continuing (or date resolved not provided)
Epidemiological unit Farm
Affected animals
Species Susceptible Cases Deaths Killed and disposed of Slaughtered
Sheep / goats 254 4 0 0 0
Affected population Four animals shoewd clinical signs of disease and laboratory examinations were performed for confirmation.
Summary of outbreaks Total outbreaks: 10
Total animals affected
Species Susceptible Cases Deaths Killed and disposed of Slaughtered
Sheep 1420 17 2 0 0
Sheep / goats 1348 11 0 0 0
Outbreak statistics
Species Apparent morbidity rate Apparent mortality rate Apparent case fatality rate Proportion susceptible animals lost*
Sheep 1.20% 0.14% 11.76% 0.14%
Sheep / goats 0.82% 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
  • Vectors
Control measures
Measures applied
  • Movement control inside the country
  • Surveillance outside containment and/or protection zone
  • Control of vectors
  • Vector surveillance
  • 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 Veterinary Center of Athens, Departement of Molecular Diagnostics, FMD, Virological, Rickettsial and Exotic Diseases, Virology Laboratory (National laboratory) Sheep / goats reverse transcription - polymerase chain reaction (RT-PCR) 05/08/2020 Positive
Future Reporting
The event is continuing. Weekly follow-up reports will be submitted.
Map of outbreak locations