Bluetongue,
Greece
Information received on 27/11/2020 from Mrs Chrysoula Dile, Head, Animal Health Directorate, Ministry of Rural Development and Food, ATHENS, Greece
Summary
Report type Follow-up report No. 12
Date of start of the event 27/07/2020
Date of confirmation of the event 30/07/2020
Report date 27/11/2020
Date submitted to OIE 27/11/2020
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)
Follow-up report No. 12 (27/11/2020)
Follow-up report No. 13 (29/12/2020)
New outbreaks (29)
Outbreak 1 MESSINIA 327, Peloponnisos
Date of start of the outbreak 29/10/2020
Outbreak status Continuing (or date resolved not provided)
Epidemiological unit Farm
Affected animals
Species Susceptible Cases Deaths Killed and disposed of Slaughtered
Sheep 199 1 0 0 0
Outbreak 2 MESSINIA 325, Peloponnisos
Date of start of the outbreak 02/11/2020
Outbreak status Continuing (or date resolved not provided)
Epidemiological unit Farm
Affected animals
Species Susceptible Cases Deaths Killed and disposed of Slaughtered
Sheep 80 2 1 0 0
Outbreak 3 MESSINIA 325, Peloponnisos
Date of start of the outbreak 02/11/2020
Outbreak status Continuing (or date resolved not provided)
Epidemiological unit Farm
Affected animals
Species Susceptible Cases Deaths Killed and disposed of Slaughtered
Sheep 80 2 1 0 0
Outbreak 4 MESSINIA 326, Peloponnisos
Date of start of the outbreak 02/11/2020
Outbreak status Continuing (or date resolved not provided)
Epidemiological unit Farm
Affected animals
Species Susceptible Cases Deaths Killed and disposed of Slaughtered
Sheep 148 10 5 0 0
Outbreak 5 MESSINIA 328, Peloponnisos
Date of start of the outbreak 11/11/2020
Outbreak status Continuing (or date resolved not provided)
Epidemiological unit Farm
Affected animals
Species Susceptible Cases Deaths Killed and disposed of Slaughtered
Sheep 212 15 0 0 0
Outbreak 6 MESSINIA 329, Peloponnisos
Date of start of the outbreak 11/11/2020
Outbreak status Continuing (or date resolved not provided)
Epidemiological unit Farm
Affected animals
Species Susceptible Cases Deaths Killed and disposed of Slaughtered
Sheep 72 4 2 0 0
Outbreak 7 MESSINIA 330, Peloponnisos
Date of start of the outbreak 11/11/2020
Outbreak status Continuing (or date resolved not provided)
Epidemiological unit Farm
Affected animals
Species Susceptible Cases Deaths Killed and disposed of Slaughtered
Sheep 26 2 2 0 0
Outbreak 8 LESVOS 316, Voreio Aigaio
Date of start of the outbreak 11/11/2020
Outbreak status Continuing (or date resolved not provided)
Epidemiological unit Farm
Affected animals
Species Susceptible Cases Deaths Killed and disposed of Slaughtered
Sheep 189 11 8 0 0
Outbreak 9 LESVOS 314, Voreio Aigaio
Date of start of the outbreak 11/11/2020
Outbreak status Continuing (or date resolved not provided)
Epidemiological unit Farm
Affected animals
Species Susceptible Cases Deaths Killed and disposed of Slaughtered
Sheep 341 6 2 0 0
Outbreak 10 LESVOS 315, Voreio Aigaio
Date of start of the outbreak 12/11/2020
Outbreak status Continuing (or date resolved not provided)
Epidemiological unit Farm
Affected animals
Species Susceptible Cases Deaths Killed and disposed of Slaughtered
Sheep 553 10 2 0 0
Outbreak 11 LESVOS 323, Voreio Aigaio
Date of start of the outbreak 12/11/2020
Outbreak status Continuing (or date resolved not provided)
Epidemiological unit Farm
Affected animals
Species Susceptible Cases Deaths Killed and disposed of Slaughtered
Sheep 549 16 10 0 0
Outbreak 12 LESVOS 324, Voreio Aigaio
Date of start of the outbreak 12/11/2020
Outbreak status Continuing (or date resolved not provided)
Epidemiological unit Farm
Affected animals
Species Susceptible Cases Deaths Killed and disposed of Slaughtered
Sheep 201 3 1 0 0
Outbreak 13 LESVOS 317, Voreio Aigaio
Date of start of the outbreak 12/11/2020
Outbreak status Continuing (or date resolved not provided)
Epidemiological unit Farm
Affected animals
Species Susceptible Cases Deaths Killed and disposed of Slaughtered
Sheep 264 15 7 0 0
Outbreak 14 LESVOS 318, Voreio Aigaio
Date of start of the outbreak 12/11/2020
Outbreak status Continuing (or date resolved not provided)
Epidemiological unit Farm
Affected animals
Species Susceptible Cases Deaths Killed and disposed of Slaughtered
Sheep 174 11 6 0 0
Outbreak 15 LESVOS 319, Voreio Aigaio
Date of start of the outbreak 12/11/2020
Outbreak status Continuing (or date resolved not provided)
Epidemiological unit Farm
Affected animals
Species Susceptible Cases Deaths Killed and disposed of Slaughtered
Sheep 226 15 10 0 0
Outbreak 16 LESVOS 320, Voreio Aigaio
Date of start of the outbreak 12/11/2020
Outbreak status Continuing (or date resolved not provided)
Epidemiological unit Farm
Affected animals
Species Susceptible Cases Deaths Killed and disposed of Slaughtered
Sheep 341 7 3 0 0
Outbreak 17 LESVOS 321, Voreio Aigaio
Date of start of the outbreak 12/11/2020
Outbreak status Continuing (or date resolved not provided)
Epidemiological unit Farm
Affected animals
Species Susceptible Cases Deaths Killed and disposed of Slaughtered
Sheep 212 4 1 0 0
Outbreak 18 RODOPI 332, Anatoliki Makedonia Kai Thraki
Date of start of the outbreak 12/11/2020
Outbreak status Continuing (or date resolved not provided)
Epidemiological unit Farm
Affected animals
Species Susceptible Cases Deaths Killed and disposed of Slaughtered
Sheep 366 7 1 0 0
Outbreak 19 LESVOS 322, Voreio Aigaio
Date of start of the outbreak 16/11/2020
Outbreak status Continuing (or date resolved not provided)
Epidemiological unit Farm
Affected animals
Species Susceptible Cases Deaths Killed and disposed of Slaughtered
Sheep / goats 169 25 10 0 0
Outbreak 20 IRAKLIO 331, Kriti
Date of start of the outbreak 17/11/2020
Outbreak status Continuing (or date resolved not provided)
Epidemiological unit Farm
Affected animals
Species Susceptible Cases Deaths Killed and disposed of Slaughtered
Sheep 591 7 0 0 0
Outbreak 21 LESVOS 333, Voreio Aigaio
Date of start of the outbreak 18/11/2020
Outbreak status Continuing (or date resolved not provided)
Epidemiological unit Farm
Affected animals
Species Susceptible Cases Deaths Killed and disposed of Slaughtered
Sheep / goats 257 5 2 0 0
Outbreak 22 MESSINIA 334, Peloponnisos
Date of start of the outbreak 20/11/2020
Outbreak status Continuing (or date resolved not provided)
Epidemiological unit Farm
Affected animals
Species Susceptible Cases Deaths Killed and disposed of Slaughtered
Sheep 79 20 12 0 0
Outbreak 23 MESSINIA 335, Peloponnisos
Date of start of the outbreak 20/11/2020
Outbreak status Continuing (or date resolved not provided)
Epidemiological unit Farm
Affected animals
Species Susceptible Cases Deaths Killed and disposed of Slaughtered
Sheep 89 10 2 0 0
Outbreak 24 MESSINIA 336, Peloponnisos
Date of start of the outbreak 20/11/2020
Outbreak status Continuing (or date resolved not provided)
Epidemiological unit Farm
Affected animals
Species Susceptible Cases Deaths Killed and disposed of Slaughtered
Sheep 300 20 10 0 0
Outbreak 25 MESSINIA 337, Peloponnisos
Date of start of the outbreak 20/11/2020
Outbreak status Continuing (or date resolved not provided)
Epidemiological unit Farm
Affected animals
Species Susceptible Cases Deaths Killed and disposed of Slaughtered
Sheep 144 5 2 0 0
Outbreak 26 MESSINIA 338, Peloponnisos
Date of start of the outbreak 20/11/2020
Outbreak status Continuing (or date resolved not provided)
Epidemiological unit Farm
Affected animals
Species Susceptible Cases Deaths Killed and disposed of Slaughtered
Sheep 2 2 0 0 0
Outbreak 27 MESSINIA 339, Peloponnisos
Date of start of the outbreak 20/11/2020
Outbreak status Continuing (or date resolved not provided)
Epidemiological unit Farm
Affected animals
Species Susceptible Cases Deaths Killed and disposed of Slaughtered
Sheep 292 20 10 0 0
Outbreak 28 MESSINIA 340, Peloponnisos
Date of start of the outbreak 20/11/2020
Outbreak status Continuing (or date resolved not provided)
Epidemiological unit Farm
Affected animals
Species Susceptible Cases Deaths Killed and disposed of Slaughtered
Sheep 152 10 10 0 0
Outbreak 29 MESSINIA 341, Peloponnisos
Date of start of the outbreak 20/11/2020
Outbreak status Continuing (or date resolved not provided)
Epidemiological unit Farm
Affected animals
Species Susceptible Cases Deaths Killed and disposed of Slaughtered
Sheep 198 3 2 0 0
Summary of outbreaks Total outbreaks: 29
Total animals affected
Species Susceptible Cases Deaths Killed and disposed of Slaughtered
Sheep 6080 238 110 0 0
Sheep / goats 426 30 12 0 0
Outbreak statistics
Species Apparent morbidity rate Apparent mortality rate Apparent case fatality rate Proportion susceptible animals lost*
Sheep 3.91% 1.81% 46.22% 1.81%
Sheep / goats 7.04% 2.82% 40.00% 2.82%
*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) 17/11/2020 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) 20/11/2020 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) 20/11/2020 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) 20/11/2020 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) 20/11/2020 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) 20/11/2020 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) 20/11/2020 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) 20/11/2020 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) 20/11/2020 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) 18/11/2020 Positive
Future Reporting
The event is continuing. Weekly follow-up reports will be submitted.
Map of outbreak locations