Bluetongue,
Greece
Information received on 26/10/2020 from Mrs Chrysoula Dile, Head, Animal Health Directorate, Ministry of Rural Development and Food, ATHENS, Greece
Summary
Report type Follow-up report No. 9
Date of start of the event 27/07/2020
Date of confirmation of the event 30/07/2020
Report date 26/10/2020
Date submitted to OIE 26/10/2020
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 (14/08/2020)
Follow-up report No. 3 (20/08/2020)
Follow-up report No. 4 (01/09/2020)
Follow-up report No. 5 (11/09/2020)
Follow-up report No. 6 (05/10/2020)
Follow-up report No. 7 (08/10/2020)
Follow-up report No. 8 (09/10/2020)
Follow-up report No. 9 (26/10/2020)
Follow-up report No. 10 (27/10/2020)
New outbreaks (33)
Outbreak 1 KOZANH 225, Dytiki Makedonia
Date of start of the outbreak 22/09/2020
Outbreak status Continuing (or date resolved not provided)
Epidemiological unit Farm
Affected animals
Species Susceptible Cases Deaths Killed and disposed of Slaughtered
Sheep 163 2 0 0 0
Outbreak 2 GREVENA 244, Dytiki Makedonia
Date of start of the outbreak 22/09/2020
Outbreak status Continuing (or date resolved not provided)
Epidemiological unit Farm
Affected animals
Species Susceptible Cases Deaths Killed and disposed of Slaughtered
Sheep / goats 946 10 0 0 0
Outbreak 3 GREVENA 245, Dytiki Makedonia
Date of start of the outbreak 22/09/2020
Outbreak status Continuing (or date resolved not provided)
Epidemiological unit Farm
Affected animals
Species Susceptible Cases Deaths Killed and disposed of Slaughtered
Sheep / goats 219 5 3 0 0
Outbreak 4 KAVALA 221, Anatoliki Makedonia Kai Thraki
Date of start of the outbreak 23/09/2020
Outbreak status Continuing (or date resolved not provided)
Epidemiological unit Farm
Affected animals
Species Susceptible Cases Deaths Killed and disposed of Slaughtered
Sheep 644 12 0 0 0
Outbreak 5 AETOLOAKARNANIA 223, Dytiki Ellada
Date of start of the outbreak 24/09/2020
Outbreak status Continuing (or date resolved not provided)
Epidemiological unit Farm
Affected animals
Species Susceptible Cases Deaths Killed and disposed of Slaughtered
Sheep 177 5 4 0 0
Outbreak 6 KOZANI 224, Dytiki Makedonia
Date of start of the outbreak 25/09/2020
Outbreak status Continuing (or date resolved not provided)
Epidemiological unit Farm
Affected animals
Species Susceptible Cases Deaths Killed and disposed of Slaughtered
Sheep / goats 880 15 3 0 0
Outbreak 7 XANTHI 229, Anatoliki Makedonia Kai Thraki
Date of start of the outbreak 25/09/2020
Outbreak status Continuing (or date resolved not provided)
Epidemiological unit Farm
Affected animals
Species Susceptible Cases Deaths Killed and disposed of Slaughtered
Sheep 700 5 0 0 0
Outbreak 8 KOZANI 227, Dytiki Makedonia
Date of start of the outbreak 25/09/2020
Outbreak status Continuing (or date resolved not provided)
Epidemiological unit Farm
Affected animals
Species Susceptible Cases Deaths Killed and disposed of Slaughtered
Sheep 135 10 0 0 0
Outbreak 9 GREVENA 246, Dytiki Makedonia
Date of start of the outbreak 28/09/2020
Outbreak status Continuing (or date resolved not provided)
Epidemiological unit Farm
Affected animals
Species Susceptible Cases Deaths Killed and disposed of Slaughtered
Sheep 442 2 0 0 0
Outbreak 10 SERRES 247, Kentriki Makedonia
Date of start of the outbreak 28/09/2020
Outbreak status Continuing (or date resolved not provided)
Epidemiological unit Farm
Affected animals
Species Susceptible Cases Deaths Killed and disposed of Slaughtered
Sheep 64 8 0 0 0
Outbreak 11 SERRES 248, Kentriki Makedonia
Date of start of the outbreak 28/09/2020
Outbreak status Continuing (or date resolved not provided)
Epidemiological unit Farm
Affected animals
Species Susceptible Cases Deaths Killed and disposed of Slaughtered
Sheep 178 11 5 0 0
Outbreak 12 SERRES 249, Kentriki Makedonia
Date of start of the outbreak 28/09/2020
Outbreak status Continuing (or date resolved not provided)
Epidemiological unit Farm
Affected animals
Species Susceptible Cases Deaths Killed and disposed of Slaughtered
Sheep 227 14 3 0 0
Outbreak 13 DRAMA 217, Anatoliki Makedonia Kai Thraki
Date of start of the outbreak 28/09/2020
Outbreak status Continuing (or date resolved not provided)
Epidemiological unit Farm
Affected animals
Species Susceptible Cases Deaths Killed and disposed of Slaughtered
Sheep / goats 564 4 0 0 0
Outbreak 14 KOZANI 218, Dytiki Makedonia
Date of start of the outbreak 28/09/2020
Outbreak status Continuing (or date resolved not provided)
Epidemiological unit Farm
Affected animals
Species Susceptible Cases Deaths Killed and disposed of Slaughtered
Sheep / goats 175 35 2 0 0
Outbreak 15 KOZANI 219, Dytiki Makedonia
Date of start of the outbreak 28/09/2020
Outbreak status Continuing (or date resolved not provided)
Epidemiological unit Farm
Affected animals
Species Susceptible Cases Deaths Killed and disposed of Slaughtered
Sheep / goats 910 150 23 0 0
Outbreak 16 THESPROTIA 220, Ipeiros
Date of start of the outbreak 28/09/2020
Outbreak status Continuing (or date resolved not provided)
Epidemiological unit Farm
Affected animals
Species Susceptible Cases Deaths Killed and disposed of Slaughtered
Sheep 161 18 16 0 0
Outbreak 17 KERKIRA 226, Ionioi Nisoi
Date of start of the outbreak 29/09/2020
Outbreak status Continuing (or date resolved not provided)
Epidemiological unit Farm
Affected animals
Species Susceptible Cases Deaths Killed and disposed of Slaughtered
Sheep 130 1 0 0 0
Outbreak 18 XANTHI 228, Anatoliki Makedonia Kai Thraki
Date of start of the outbreak 02/10/2020
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 8 0 0 0
Outbreak 19 KAVALA 241, Anatoliki Makedonia Kai Thraki
Date of start of the outbreak 05/10/2020
Outbreak status Continuing (or date resolved not provided)
Epidemiological unit Farm
Affected animals
Species Susceptible Cases Deaths Killed and disposed of Slaughtered
Sheep 173 7 0 0 0
Outbreak 20 IMATHIA 230, Kentriki Makedonia
Date of start of the outbreak 06/10/2020
Outbreak status Continuing (or date resolved not provided)
Epidemiological unit Farm
Affected animals
Species Susceptible Cases Deaths Killed and disposed of Slaughtered
Sheep / goats 267 4 1 0 0
Outbreak 21 IMATHIA 231, Kentriki Makedonia
Date of start of the outbreak 06/10/2020
Outbreak status Continuing (or date resolved not provided)
Epidemiological unit Farm
Affected animals
Species Susceptible Cases Deaths Killed and disposed of Slaughtered
Sheep 763 6 0 0 0
Outbreak 22 IMATHIA 232, Kentriki Makedonia
Date of start of the outbreak 06/10/2020
Outbreak status Continuing (or date resolved not provided)
Epidemiological unit Farm
Affected animals
Species Susceptible Cases Deaths Killed and disposed of Slaughtered
Sheep / goats 581 40 34 0 0
Outbreak 23 KAVALA 233, Anatoliki Makedonia Kai Thraki
Date of start of the outbreak 07/10/2020
Outbreak status Continuing (or date resolved not provided)
Epidemiological unit Farm
Affected animals
Species Susceptible Cases Deaths Killed and disposed of Slaughtered
Sheep 25 7 2 0 0
Outbreak 24 KAVALA 234, Anatoliki Makedonia Kai Thraki
Date of start of the outbreak 07/10/2020
Outbreak status Continuing (or date resolved not provided)
Epidemiological unit Farm
Affected animals
Species Susceptible Cases Deaths Killed and disposed of Slaughtered
Sheep 370 20 0 0 0
Outbreak 25 KAVALA 242, Anatoliki Makedonia Kai Thraki
Date of start of the outbreak 07/10/2020
Outbreak status Continuing (or date resolved not provided)
Epidemiological unit Farm
Affected animals
Species Susceptible Cases Deaths Killed and disposed of Slaughtered
Sheep / goats 644 8 0 0 0
Outbreak 26 DRAMA 250, Kentriki Makedonia
Date of start of the outbreak 13/10/2020
Outbreak status Continuing (or date resolved not provided)
Epidemiological unit Farm
Affected animals
Species Susceptible Cases Deaths Killed and disposed of Slaughtered
Sheep 761 4 0 0 0
Outbreak 27 PELLA 235, Kentriki Makedonia
Date of start of the outbreak 13/10/2020
Outbreak status Continuing (or date resolved not provided)
Epidemiological unit Farm
Affected animals
Species Susceptible Cases Deaths Killed and disposed of Slaughtered
Sheep / goats 363 20 10 0 0
Outbreak 28 KOZANI 236, Dytiki Makedonia
Date of start of the outbreak 13/10/2020
Outbreak status Continuing (or date resolved not provided)
Epidemiological unit Farm
Affected animals
Species Susceptible Cases Deaths Killed and disposed of Slaughtered
Sheep 378 15 6 0 0
Outbreak 29 KOZANI 237, Dytiki Makedonia
Date of start of the outbreak 13/10/2020
Outbreak status Continuing (or date resolved not provided)
Epidemiological unit Farm
Affected animals
Species Susceptible Cases Deaths Killed and disposed of Slaughtered
Sheep 181 3 1 0 0
Outbreak 30 ΚΟΖΑΝΙ 238, Dytiki Makedonia
Date of start of the outbreak 13/10/2020
Outbreak status Continuing (or date resolved not provided)
Epidemiological unit Farm
Affected animals
Species Susceptible Cases Deaths Killed and disposed of Slaughtered
Sheep / goats 308 40 15 0 0
Outbreak 31 ΚΟΖΑΝΙ 239, Dytiki Makedonia
Date of start of the outbreak 13/10/2020
Outbreak status Continuing (or date resolved not provided)
Epidemiological unit Farm
Affected animals
Species Susceptible Cases Deaths Killed and disposed of Slaughtered
Sheep 115 10 0 0 0
Outbreak 32 ΚΟΖΑΝΙ 240, Dytiki Makedonia
Date of start of the outbreak 13/10/2020
Outbreak status Continuing (or date resolved not provided)
Epidemiological unit Farm
Affected animals
Species Susceptible Cases Deaths Killed and disposed of Slaughtered
Sheep 211 10 0 0 0
Outbreak 33 GREVENA 243, Dytiki Makedonia
Date of start of the outbreak 22/10/2020
Outbreak status Continuing (or date resolved not provided)
Epidemiological unit Farm
Affected animals
Species Susceptible Cases Deaths Killed and disposed of Slaughtered
Sheep / goats 636 2 1 0 0
Summary of outbreaks Total outbreaks: 33
Total animals affected
Species Susceptible Cases Deaths Killed and disposed of Slaughtered
Sheep 5998 170 37 0 0
Sheep / goats 6786 341 92 0 0
Outbreak statistics
Species Apparent morbidity rate Apparent mortality rate Apparent case fatality rate Proportion susceptible animals lost*
Sheep 2.83% 0.62% 21.76% 0.62%
Sheep / goats 5.03% 1.36% 26.98% 1.36%
*Removed from the susceptible population through death, destruction and/or slaughter
Epidemiology
Source of the outbreak(s) or origin of infection
  • Vectors
Epidemiological comments The outbreaks were confirmed in the context of passive surveillance.
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 Athens Veterinary Center, Dept. of Molecular Diagnostic, FMD, Virological, Rickettsial and Exotic Disease (National laboratory) Sheep real-time reverse transcriptase/polymerase chain reaction (RRT-PCR) 25/09/2020 Positive
Directorate of Athens Veterinary Center, Dept. of Molecular Diagnostic, FMD, Virological, Rickettsial and Exotic Disease (National laboratory) Sheep real-time reverse transcriptase/polymerase chain reaction (RRT-PCR) 28/09/2020 Positive
Directorate of Athens Veterinary Center, Dept. of Molecular Diagnostic, FMD, Virological, Rickettsial and Exotic Disease (National laboratory) Sheep real-time reverse transcriptase/polymerase chain reaction (RRT-PCR) 29/09/2020 Positive
Directorate of Athens Veterinary Center, Dept. of Molecular Diagnostic, FMD, Virological, Rickettsial and Exotic Disease (National laboratory) Sheep real-time reverse transcriptase/polymerase chain reaction (RRT-PCR) 05/10/2020 Positive
Directorate of Athens Veterinary Center, Dept. of Molecular Diagnostic, FMD, Virological, Rickettsial and Exotic Disease (National laboratory) Sheep real-time reverse transcriptase/polymerase chain reaction (RRT-PCR) 13/10/2020 Positive
Directorate of Athens Veterinary Center, Dept. of Molecular Diagnostic, FMD, Virological, Rickettsial and Exotic Disease (National laboratory) Sheep real-time reverse transcriptase/polymerase chain reaction (RRT-PCR) 13/10/2020 Positive
Directorate of Athens Veterinary Center, Dept. of Molecular Diagnostic, FMD, Virological, Rickettsial and Exotic Disease (National laboratory) Sheep / goats real-time reverse transcriptase/polymerase chain reaction (RRT-PCR) 22/09/2020 Positive
Directorate of Athens Veterinary Center, Dept. of Molecular Diagnostic, FMD, Virological, Rickettsial and Exotic Disease (National laboratory) Sheep / goats real-time reverse transcriptase/polymerase chain reaction (RRT-PCR) 02/10/2020 Positive
Directorate of Athens Veterinary Center, Dept. of Molecular Diagnostic, FMD, Virological, Rickettsial and Exotic Disease (National laboratory) Sheep / goats real-time reverse transcriptase/polymerase chain reaction (RRT-PCR) 06/10/2020 Positive
Directorate of Veterinary Center of Athens, Departement of Molecular Diagnostics, FMD, Virological, Rickettsial and Exotic Diseases, Virology Laboratory (National laboratory) Sheep real-time reverse transcriptase/polymerase chain reaction (RRT-PCR) 22/09/2020 Positive
Directorate of Veterinary Center of Athens, Departement of Molecular Diagnostics, FMD, Virological, Rickettsial and Exotic Diseases, Virology Laboratory (National laboratory) Sheep real-time reverse transcriptase/polymerase chain reaction (RRT-PCR) 23/09/2020 Positive
Directorate of Veterinary Center of Athens, Departement of Molecular Diagnostics, FMD, Virological, Rickettsial and Exotic Diseases, Virology Laboratory (National laboratory) Sheep real-time reverse transcriptase/polymerase chain reaction (RRT-PCR) 23/09/2020 Positive
Directorate of Veterinary Center of Athens, Departement of Molecular Diagnostics, FMD, Virological, Rickettsial and Exotic Diseases, Virology Laboratory (National laboratory) Sheep real-time reverse transcriptase/polymerase chain reaction (RRT-PCR) 24/09/2020 Positive
Directorate of Veterinary Center of Athens, Departement of Molecular Diagnostics, FMD, Virological, Rickettsial and Exotic Diseases, Virology Laboratory (National laboratory) Sheep real-time reverse transcriptase/polymerase chain reaction (RRT-PCR) 25/09/2020 Positive
Directorate of Veterinary Center of Athens, Departement of Molecular Diagnostics, FMD, Virological, Rickettsial and Exotic Diseases, Virology Laboratory (National laboratory) Sheep real-time reverse transcriptase/polymerase chain reaction (RRT-PCR) 28/09/2020 Positive
Directorate of Veterinary Center of Athens, Departement of Molecular Diagnostics, FMD, Virological, Rickettsial and Exotic Diseases, Virology Laboratory (National laboratory) Sheep real-time reverse transcriptase/polymerase chain reaction (RRT-PCR) 28/09/2020 Positive
Directorate of Veterinary Center of Athens, Departement of Molecular Diagnostics, FMD, Virological, Rickettsial and Exotic Diseases, Virology Laboratory (National laboratory) Sheep real-time reverse transcriptase/polymerase chain reaction (RRT-PCR) 06/10/2020 Positive
Directorate of Veterinary Center of Athens, Departement of Molecular Diagnostics, FMD, Virological, Rickettsial and Exotic Diseases, Virology Laboratory (National laboratory) Sheep real-time reverse transcriptase/polymerase chain reaction (RRT-PCR) 07/10/2020 Positive
Directorate of Veterinary Center of Athens, Departement of Molecular Diagnostics, FMD, Virological, Rickettsial and Exotic Diseases, Virology Laboratory (National laboratory) Sheep real-time reverse transcriptase/polymerase chain reaction (RRT-PCR) 07/10/2020 Positive
Directorate of Veterinary Center of Athens, Departement of Molecular Diagnostics, FMD, Virological, Rickettsial and Exotic Diseases, Virology Laboratory (National laboratory) Sheep real-time reverse transcriptase/polymerase chain reaction (RRT-PCR) 13/10/2020 Positive
Directorate of Veterinary Center of Athens, Departement of Molecular Diagnostics, FMD, Virological, Rickettsial and Exotic Diseases, Virology Laboratory (National laboratory) Sheep real-time reverse transcriptase/polymerase chain reaction (RRT-PCR) 13/10/2020 Positive
Directorate of Veterinary Center of Athens, Departement of Molecular Diagnostics, FMD, Virological, Rickettsial and Exotic Diseases, Virology Laboratory (National laboratory) Sheep real-time reverse transcriptase/polymerase chain reaction (RRT-PCR) 13/10/2020 Positive
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) 22/09/2020 Positive
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) 25/09/2020 Positive
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) 06/10/2020 Positive
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) 07/10/2020 Positive
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) 13/10/2020 Positive
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) 13/10/2020 Positive
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) 22/10/2020 Positive
Future Reporting
The event is continuing. Weekly follow-up reports will be submitted.
Map of outbreak locations