Bluetongue,
Greece
Information received on 20/08/2020 from Mrs Chrysoula Dile, Head, Animal Health Directorate, Ministry of Rural Development and Food, ATHENS, Greece
Summary
Report type Follow-up report No. 3
Date of start of the event 27/07/2020
Date of confirmation of the event 30/07/2020
Report date 20/08/2020
Date submitted to OIE 20/08/2020
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 (1)
Outbreak 1 KOZANI 18, Dytiki Makedonia
Date of start of the outbreak 07/08/2020
Outbreak status Continuing (or date resolved not provided)
Epidemiological unit Farm
Affected animals
Species Susceptible Cases Deaths Killed and disposed of Slaughtered
Sheep / goats 58 2 0 0 0
Summary of outbreaks Total outbreaks: 1
Total animals affected
Species Susceptible Cases Deaths Killed and disposed of Slaughtered
Sheep / goats 58 2 0 0 0
Outbreak statistics
Species Apparent morbidity rate Apparent mortality rate Apparent case fatality rate Proportion susceptible animals lost*
Sheep / goats 3.45% 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 real-time reverse transcriptase/polymerase chain reaction (RRT-PCR) 07/08/2020 Positive
Future Reporting
The event is continuing. Weekly follow-up reports will be submitted.
Map of outbreak locations