Information received on 13/12/2018 from Dr Dietrich Rassow, Director for Animal Health and Animal Welfare, Chief Veterinary Officer, Directorate of Animal Health and Animal Welfare, Federal Ministry of Food and Agriculture, Berlin, Germany
Report type Immediate notification
Date of start of the event 08/12/2018
Date of confirmation of the event 12/12/2018
Report date 13/12/2018
Date submitted to OIE 13/12/2018
Reason for notification Recurrence of a listed disease
Date of previous occurrence 11/2009
Manifestation of disease Sub-clinical infection
Causal agent Bluetongue virus
Serotype 8
Nature of diagnosis Laboratory (basic), Laboratory (advanced)
This event pertains to the whole country
Related reports Immediate notification (13/12/2018)
Follow-up report No. 1 (10/01/2019)
Follow-up report No. 2 (11/01/2019)
Follow-up report No. 3 (15/01/2019)
Follow-up report No. 4 (17/01/2019)
Follow-up report No. 5 (18/01/2019)
Follow-up report No. 6 (25/01/2019)
Follow-up report No. 7 (01/02/2019)
Follow-up report No. 8 (19/02/2019)
Follow-up report No. 9 (01/03/2019)
Follow-up report No. 10 (19/03/2019)
Follow-up report No. 11 (05/04/2019)
Follow-up report No. 12 (10/05/2019)
Follow-up report No. 13 (14/06/2019)
Follow-up report No. 14 (12/07/2019)
Follow-up report No. 15 (09/09/2019)
Follow-up report No. 16 (16/09/2019)
New outbreaks (1)
Outbreak 1 (18-009-00001) Ottersweier, Rastatt, Baden-Wurttemberg
Date of start of the outbreak 08/12/2018
Outbreak status Continuing (or date resolved not provided)
Epidemiological unit Farm
Affected animals
Species Susceptible Cases Deaths Killed and disposed of Slaughtered
Cattle 91 2 0 0 0
Summary of outbreaks Total outbreaks: 1
Total animals affected
Species Susceptible Cases Deaths Killed and disposed of Slaughtered
Cattle 91 2 0 0 0
Outbreak statistics
Species Apparent morbidity rate Apparent mortality rate Apparent case fatality rate Proportion susceptible animals lost*
Cattle 2.20% 0.00% 0.00% 0.00%
*Removed from the susceptible population through death, destruction and/or slaughter
Source of the outbreak(s) or origin of infection
  • Unknown or inconclusive
Control measures
Measures applied
  • Movement control inside the country
  • Surveillance outside containment and/or protection zone
  • Surveillance within containment and/or protection zone
  • Screening
  • Traceability
  • Zoning
  • Control of vectors
  • 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
Friedrich-Loeffler Institute (National laboratory) Cattle polymerase chain reaction (PCR) 12/12/2018 Positive
Future Reporting
The event is continuing. Weekly follow-up reports will be submitted.
Map of outbreak locations