Bosnia and Herzegovina
Information received on 29/10/2020 from Dr Ljubomir Kalaba, Director, Veterinary Office, Ministry of Foreign Trade and Economic Relations, Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina
Report type Immediate notification
Date of start of the event 09/10/2020
Date of confirmation of the event 20/10/2020
Report date 29/10/2020
Date submitted to OIE 29/10/2020
Reason for notification Recurrence of a listed disease
Date of previous occurrence 19/02/2017
Manifestation of disease Clinical disease
Causal agent Bluetongue virus
Serotype 4
Nature of diagnosis Clinical, Laboratory (basic), Laboratory (advanced)
This event pertains to a defined zone within the country
New outbreaks (1)
Outbreak 1 Gradac, Gradac, Neum
Date of start of the outbreak 09/10/2020
Outbreak status Continuing (or date resolved not provided)
Epidemiological unit Village
Affected animals
Species Susceptible Cases Deaths Killed and disposed of Slaughtered
Sheep 30 2
Summary of outbreaks Total outbreaks: 1
Total animals affected
Species Susceptible Cases Deaths Killed and disposed of Slaughtered
Sheep 30 2
Outbreak statistics
Species Apparent morbidity rate Apparent mortality rate Apparent case fatality rate Proportion susceptible animals lost*
Sheep 6.67% ** ** **
*Removed from the susceptible population through death, destruction and/or slaughter
**Not calculated because of missing information
Source of the outbreak(s) or origin of infection
  • Vectors
Control measures
Measures applied
  • Vaccination permitted (if a vaccine exists)
  • No treatment of affected animals
Measures to be applied
  • Movement control inside the country
  • Surveillance within containment and/or protection zone
  • Selective killing and disposal
  • Zoning
  • Disinfection
  • Control of vectors
  • Vector surveillance
Diagnostic test results
Laboratory name and type Species Test Test date Result
Veterinary Faculty Sarajevo (National laboratory) Sheep competitive ELISA (c-ELISA) 13/10/2020 Positive
Veterinary Faculty Sarajevo (National laboratory) Sheep real-time reverse transcriptase/polymerase chain reaction (RRT-PCR) 20/10/2020 Positive
Future Reporting
The event is continuing. Weekly follow-up reports will be submitted.
Map of outbreak locations