Bluetongue,
Serbia
Information received on 07/12/2020 from Dr Emina Milakara, DVM, Veterinary Services, Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Water Management, Belgrade, Serbia
Summary
Report type Follow-up report No. 1
Date of start of the event 07/10/2020
Date of confirmation of the event 19/10/2020
Report date 07/12/2020
Date submitted to OIE 07/12/2020
Reason for notification Recurrence of a listed disease
Date of previous occurrence 14/06/2017
Manifestation of disease Clinical disease
Causal agent Bluetongue virus
Serotype 4
Nature of diagnosis Laboratory (basic)
This event pertains to a defined zone within the country
Related reports Immediate notification (21/10/2020)
Follow-up report No. 1 (07/12/2020)
New outbreaks (6)
Outbreak 1 (18557) Trnava, Raska, Raski, Srbija
Date of start of the outbreak 20/10/2020
Outbreak status Continuing (or date resolved not provided)
Epidemiological unit Backyard
Affected animals
Species Susceptible Cases Deaths Killed and disposed of Slaughtered
Sheep 7 1 0 0 0
Outbreak 2 (18558) Piskanja, Raska, Raski, Srbija
Date of start of the outbreak 20/10/2020
Outbreak status Continuing (or date resolved not provided)
Epidemiological unit Backyard
Affected animals
Species Susceptible Cases Deaths Killed and disposed of Slaughtered
Sheep 36 1 0 0 0
Outbreak 3 (18559) Rvati, Raska, Raski, Srbija
Date of start of the outbreak 20/10/2020
Outbreak status Continuing (or date resolved not provided)
Epidemiological unit Backyard
Affected animals
Species Susceptible Cases Deaths Killed and disposed of Slaughtered
Cattle 11 0 0 0 0
Sheep 26 1 1 0 0
Outbreak 4 (18644) Brvenica, Raska, Raski, Srbija
Date of start of the outbreak 28/10/2020
Outbreak status Continuing (or date resolved not provided)
Epidemiological unit Backyard
Affected animals
Species Susceptible Cases Deaths Killed and disposed of Slaughtered
Cattle 1 0 0 0 0
Sheep 9 1 1 0 0
Outbreak 5 (18673) Vranesi, Vrnjacka Banja, Raski, Srbija
Date of start of the outbreak 30/10/2020
Outbreak status Continuing (or date resolved not provided)
Epidemiological unit Backyard
Affected animals
Species Susceptible Cases Deaths Killed and disposed of Slaughtered
Cattle 1 0 0 0 0
Sheep 4 1 1 0 0
Outbreak 6 (18672) Zarevo, Raska, Raski, Srbija
Date of start of the outbreak 17/11/2020
Outbreak status Continuing (or date resolved not provided)
Epidemiological unit Backyard
Affected animals
Species Susceptible Cases Deaths Killed and disposed of Slaughtered
Sheep 30 1 1 0 0
Summary of outbreaks Total outbreaks: 6
Total animals affected
Species Susceptible Cases Deaths Killed and disposed of Slaughtered
Sheep 112 6 4 0 0
Cattle 13 0 0 0 0
Outbreak statistics
Species Apparent morbidity rate Apparent mortality rate Apparent case fatality rate Proportion susceptible animals lost*
Sheep 5.36% 3.57% 66.67% 3.57%
Cattle 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
  • Unknown or inconclusive
Control measures
Measures applied
  • Control of vectors
  • Zoning
  • Surveillance within containment and/or protection zone
  • Movement control inside the country
  • 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
Veterinary Specialist Institute Kraljevo (National laboratory) Sheep real-time reverse transcriptase/polymerase chain reaction (RRT-PCR) 17/11/2020 Positive
Future Reporting
The event is continuing. Weekly follow-up reports will be submitted.
Map of outbreak locations