Bluetongue,
Greece
Information received on 27/10/2020 from Mrs Chrysoula Dile, Head, Animal Health Directorate, Ministry of Rural Development and Food, ATHENS, Greece
Summary
Report type Follow-up report No. 10
Date of start of the event 27/07/2020
Date of confirmation of the event 30/07/2020
Report date 27/10/2020
Date submitted to OIE 27/10/2020
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)
Follow-up report No. 11 (24/11/2020)
New outbreaks (28)
Outbreak 1 GREVENA 260, Dytiki Makedonia
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 / goats 401 1 0 0 0
Outbreak 2 GREVENA 261, Dytiki Makedonia
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 / goats 825 4 0 0 0
Outbreak 3 GREVENA 262, Dytiki Makedonia
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 / goats 223 2 0 0 0
Outbreak 4 GREVENA 263, Dytiki Makedonia
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 268 2 0 0 0
Outbreak 5 GREVENA 264, Dytiki Makedonia
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 129 1 0 0 0
Outbreak 6 GREVENA 265, Dytiki Makedonia
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 / goats 186 1 0 0 0
Outbreak 7 SERRES 252, 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 167 12 0 0 0
Outbreak 8 THESSALONIKI 257, Kentriki Makedonia
Date of start of the outbreak 30/09/2020
Outbreak status Continuing (or date resolved not provided)
Epidemiological unit Farm
Affected animals
Species Susceptible Cases Deaths Killed and disposed of Slaughtered
Sheep / goats 184 1 0 0 0
Outbreak 9 ILIA 258, Dytiki Ellada
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
Cattle 28 1 0 0 0
Outbreak 10 EVIA 273, Sterea Ellada
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 20 5 0 0 0
Outbreak 11 EVIA 274, Sterea Ellada
Date of start of the outbreak 08/10/2020
Outbreak status Continuing (or date resolved not provided)
Epidemiological unit Farm
Affected animals
Species Susceptible Cases Deaths Killed and disposed of Slaughtered
Sheep 11 2 0 0 0
Outbreak 12 SERRES 259, Kentriki Makedonia
Date of start of the outbreak 08/10/2020
Outbreak status Continuing (or date resolved not provided)
Epidemiological unit Farm
Affected animals
Species Susceptible Cases Deaths Killed and disposed of Slaughtered
Sheep / goats 342 22 10 0 0
Outbreak 13 EVIA 275, Sterea Ellada
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 84 6 0 0 0
Outbreak 14 EVIA 276, Sterea Ellada
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 150 6 0 0 0
Outbreak 15 FOKIDA 278, Sterea Ellada
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 96 8 2 0 0
Outbreak 16 DRAMA 251, Anatoliki Makedonia Kai Thraki
Date of start of the outbreak 14/10/2020
Outbreak status Continuing (or date resolved not provided)
Epidemiological unit Farm
Affected animals
Species Susceptible Cases Deaths Killed and disposed of Slaughtered
Sheep 321 3 0 0 0
Outbreak 17 KARDITSA 271, Thessalia
Date of start of the outbreak 15/10/2020
Outbreak status Continuing (or date resolved not provided)
Epidemiological unit Farm
Affected animals
Species Susceptible Cases Deaths Killed and disposed of Slaughtered
Sheep 500 70 12 0 0
Outbreak 18 SAMOS 272, Voreio Aigaio
Date of start of the outbreak 15/10/2020
Outbreak status Continuing (or date resolved not provided)
Epidemiological unit Farm
Affected animals
Species Susceptible Cases Deaths Killed and disposed of Slaughtered
Cattle 4 2 0 0 0
Outbreak 19 LESVOS 266, Voreio Aigaio
Date of start of the outbreak 15/10/2020
Outbreak status Continuing (or date resolved not provided)
Epidemiological unit Farm
Affected animals
Species Susceptible Cases Deaths Killed and disposed of Slaughtered
Sheep / goats 32 2 0 0 0
Outbreak 20 LESVOS 267, Voreio Aigaio
Date of start of the outbreak 15/10/2020
Outbreak status Continuing (or date resolved not provided)
Epidemiological unit Farm
Affected animals
Species Susceptible Cases Deaths Killed and disposed of Slaughtered
Sheep / goats 92 1 0 0 0
Outbreak 21 LESVOS 268, Voreio Aigaio
Date of start of the outbreak 15/10/2020
Outbreak status Continuing (or date resolved not provided)
Epidemiological unit Farm
Affected animals
Species Susceptible Cases Deaths Killed and disposed of Slaughtered
Sheep / goats 397 5 0 0 0
Outbreak 22 LEFKADA 253, Ionioi Nisoi
Date of start of the outbreak 16/10/2020
Outbreak status Continuing (or date resolved not provided)
Epidemiological unit Farm
Affected animals
Species Susceptible Cases Deaths Killed and disposed of Slaughtered
Cattle 15 5 0 0 0
Outbreak 23 LEFKADA 254, Ionioi Nisoi
Date of start of the outbreak 16/10/2020
Outbreak status Continuing (or date resolved not provided)
Epidemiological unit Farm
Affected animals
Species Susceptible Cases Deaths Killed and disposed of Slaughtered
Sheep / goats 82 2 0 0 0
Outbreak 24 PELLA 255, Kentriki Makedonia
Date of start of the outbreak 16/10/2020
Outbreak status Continuing (or date resolved not provided)
Epidemiological unit Farm
Affected animals
Species Susceptible Cases Deaths Killed and disposed of Slaughtered
Sheep 250 7 4 0 0
Outbreak 25 THESSALONIKI 256, Kentriki Makedonia
Date of start of the outbreak 19/10/2020
Outbreak status Continuing (or date resolved not provided)
Epidemiological unit Farm
Affected animals
Species Susceptible Cases Deaths Killed and disposed of Slaughtered
Sheep 158 2 1 0 0
Outbreak 26 LESVOS 269, Voreio Aigaio
Date of start of the outbreak 19/10/2020
Outbreak status Continuing (or date resolved not provided)
Epidemiological unit Farm
Affected animals
Species Susceptible Cases Deaths Killed and disposed of Slaughtered
Sheep 184 4 0 0 0
Outbreak 27 KAVALA 270, Anatoliki Makedonia Kai Thraki
Date of start of the outbreak 19/10/2020
Outbreak status Continuing (or date resolved not provided)
Epidemiological unit Farm
Affected animals
Species Susceptible Cases Deaths Killed and disposed of Slaughtered
Sheep 441 6 0 0 0
Outbreak 28 ARGOLIDA 277, Peloponnisos
Date of start of the outbreak 19/10/2020
Outbreak status Continuing (or date resolved not provided)
Epidemiological unit Farm
Affected animals
Species Susceptible Cases Deaths Killed and disposed of Slaughtered
Sheep / goats 18 5 0 0 0
Summary of outbreaks Total outbreaks: 28
Total animals affected
Species Susceptible Cases Deaths Killed and disposed of Slaughtered
Sheep / goats 2932 52 10 0 0
Sheep 2629 128 19 0 0
Cattle 47 8 0 0 0
Outbreak statistics
Species Apparent morbidity rate Apparent mortality rate Apparent case fatality rate Proportion susceptible animals lost*
Sheep / goats 1.77% 0.34% 19.23% 0.34%
Sheep 4.87% 0.72% 14.84% 0.72%
Cattle 17.02% 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
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) 06/10/2020 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) 08/10/2020 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) 14/10/2020 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) 15/10/2020 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) 16/10/2020 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) 19/10/2020 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) 24/09/2020 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) 24/09/2020 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) 24/09/2020 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) 30/09/2020 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) 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) 16/10/2020 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) 19/10/2020 Positive
Directorate of Veterinary Center of Athens, Departement of Molecular Diagnostics, FMD, Virological, Rickettsial and Exotic Diseases, Virology Laboratory (National laboratory) Cattle real-time reverse transcriptase/polymerase chain reaction (RRT-PCR) 02/10/2020 Positive
Directorate of Veterinary Center of Athens, Departement of Molecular Diagnostics, FMD, Virological, Rickettsial and Exotic Diseases, Virology Laboratory (National laboratory) Cattle real-time reverse transcriptase/polymerase chain reaction (RRT-PCR) 15/10/2020 Positive
Directorate of Veterinary Center of Athens, Departement of Molecular Diagnostics, FMD, Virological, Rickettsial and Exotic Diseases, Virology Laboratory (National laboratory) Cattle real-time reverse transcriptase/polymerase chain reaction (RRT-PCR) 16/10/2020 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) 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) 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) 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) 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) 19/10/2020 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) 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 / goats real-time reverse transcriptase/polymerase chain reaction (RRT-PCR) 08/10/2020 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) 15/10/2020 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) 15/10/2020 Positive
Future Reporting
The event is continuing. Weekly follow-up reports will be submitted.
Map of outbreak locations