Bluetongue,
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
Summary
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
Epidemiology
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