Information received on 23/11/2020 from Dr Valentín Almansa, Director General, Sanidad de la Produccion Agraria, Ministerio de Agricultura, Pesca y Alimentación, Madrid, Spain
Report type Immediate notification
Date of start of the event 08/10/2020
Date of confirmation of the event 20/10/2020
Report date 23/11/2020
Date submitted to OIE 23/11/2020
Reason for notification Recurrence of a listed disease
Date of previous occurrence 16/11/2010
Manifestation of disease Clinical disease
Causal agent Bluetongue virus
Serotype 8
Nature of diagnosis Laboratory (advanced)
This event pertains to a defined zone within the country
Related reports Immediate notification (23/11/2020)
Follow-up report No. 1 (24/11/2020)
Follow-up report No. 2 (16/12/2020)
New outbreaks (1)
Outbreak 1 (2020/2) Baztán, Navarra
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
Cattle 80 1
Summary of outbreaks Total outbreaks: 1
Total animals affected
Species Susceptible Cases Deaths Killed and disposed of Slaughtered
Cattle 80 1
Outbreak statistics
Species Apparent morbidity rate Apparent mortality rate Apparent case fatality rate Proportion susceptible animals lost*
Cattle 1.25% ** ** **
*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
Epidemiological comments The farm is located near the border with France. A restriction zone against serotype 8 has been established and compulsory vaccination is applied to sheep and cattle older than three months. Vaccination will continue for at least two additional campaigns in the regions in the restriction zones.
Control measures
Measures applied
  • Movement control inside the country
  • Surveillance outside containment and/or protection zone
  • Surveillance within containment and/or protection zone
  • Traceability
  • Zoning
  • 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
Central Veterinary Laboratory, Algete (National laboratory) Cattle real-time PCR 20/10/2020 Positive
Future Reporting
The event is continuing. Weekly follow-up reports will be submitted.
Map of outbreak locations