Information received on 14/09/2020 from Dr Felix Wildschütz, Directeur, Administration des Services Vétérinaires, Ministère de l'Agriculture, de la Viticulture et du Développement Rural, Strassen, Luxembourg
Report type Immediate notification
Date of start of the event 28/08/2020
Date of confirmation of the event 07/09/2020
Report date 14/09/2020
Date submitted to OIE 14/09/2020
Date event resolved 24/12/2020
Reason for notification Recurrence of a listed disease
Date of previous occurrence 31/12/2008
Manifestation of disease Clinical disease
Causal agent Bluetongue virus
Serotype 8
Nature of diagnosis Laboratory (advanced)
This event pertains to the whole country
Related reports Immediate notification (14/09/2020)
Follow-up report No. 1 (24/12/2020)
New outbreaks (1)
Outbreak 1 (2020/1) Colpach, Redange
Date of start of the outbreak 28/08/2020
Outbreak status Continuing (or date resolved not provided)
Epidemiological unit Farm
Affected animals
Species Susceptible Cases Deaths Killed and disposed of Slaughtered
Cattle 435 2 0 0 0
Summary of outbreaks Total outbreaks: 1
Total animals affected
Species Susceptible Cases Deaths Killed and disposed of Slaughtered
Cattle 435 2 0 0 0
Outbreak statistics
Species Apparent morbidity rate Apparent mortality rate Apparent case fatality rate Proportion susceptible animals lost*
Cattle 0.46% 0.00% 0.00% 0.00%
*Removed from the susceptible population through death, destruction and/or slaughter
Source of the outbreak(s) or origin of infection
  • Unknown or inconclusive
Control measures
Measures applied
  • 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
State Veterinary Medicine Laboratory (LMVE) (National laboratory) Cattle real-time PCR 07/09/2020 Positive
Future Reporting
The event is continuing. Weekly follow-up reports will be submitted.
Map of outbreak locations