Bluetongue,
Montenegro
Information received on 28/12/2020 from Ms Vesna Dakovic, Acting Director, Administration for Food Safety, Veterinary and Phitosanitary Affairs, Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development, PODGORICA, Montenegro
Summary
Report type Immediate notification
Date of start of the event 17/12/2020
Date of confirmation of the event 21/12/2020
Report date 28/12/2020
Date submitted to OIE 28/12/2020
Reason for notification Recurrence of a listed disease
Date of previous occurrence 22/01/2018
Manifestation of disease Sub-clinical infection
Causal agent Bluetongue virus
Serotype 4
Nature of diagnosis Laboratory (advanced)
This event pertains to a defined zone within the country
New outbreaks (2)
Outbreak 1 Danilovgrad, Danilovgrad
Date of start of the outbreak 17/12/2020
Outbreak status Continuing (or date resolved not provided)
Epidemiological unit Farm
Affected animals
Species Susceptible Cases Deaths Killed and disposed of Slaughtered
Cattle 2 2
Affected population In the framework of active surveillance, bluetongue was confirmed by RT-PCR (serotype 4) in two cattle originating from two different holdings.
Outbreak 2 Danilovgrad, Danilovgrad
Date of start of the outbreak 17/12/2020
Outbreak status Continuing (or date resolved not provided)
Epidemiological unit Farm
Affected animals
Species Susceptible Cases Deaths Killed and disposed of Slaughtered
Cattle 2 2
Affected population In the framework of active surveillance, bluetongue was confirmed by RT-PCR (serotype 4) in two cattle originating from two different holdings.
Summary of outbreaks Total outbreaks: 2
Total animals affected
Species Susceptible Cases Deaths Killed and disposed of Slaughtered
Cattle 4 4
Outbreak statistics
Species Apparent morbidity rate Apparent mortality rate Apparent case fatality rate Proportion susceptible animals lost*
Cattle 100.00% ** ** **
*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
  • Unknown or inconclusive
Control measures
Measures applied
  • Movement control inside the country
  • Surveillance within containment and/or protection zone
  • Screening
  • Quarantine
  • Zoning
  • Disinfection
  • Disinfestation
  • Vaccination permitted (if a vaccine exists)
  • No treatment of affected animals
Measures to be applied
  • Control of vectors
  • Vector surveillance
Future Reporting
The event is continuing. Weekly follow-up reports will be submitted.
Map of outbreak locations