Biological Hazard in Sierra Leone on January 16 2016 02:25 AM (UTC).

Base data

EDIS Number BH-20160116-51701-SLE
Event type Biological Hazard
Date/Time January 16 2016 02:25 AM (UTC)
Last update January 21 2016 03:34 PM (UTC)
Cause of event
Damage level Is not or not known Damage level

Geographic information

Continent Africa
Country Sierra Leone
County / State
Area The area was not defined
Coordinate 8° 27.307,13° 14.464

Number of affected people / Humanities loss

Dead person(s) 2
Injured person(s) 0
Missing person(s) 0
Evacuated person(s) 0
Affected person(s) 0
Foreign people 0

Biohazard information

Biohazard level 4/4 - Hazardous
Biohazard description Viruses and bacteria that cause severe to fatal disease in humans, and for which vaccines or other treatments are not available, such as Bolivian and Argentine hemorrhagic fevers, H5N1(bird flu), Dengue hemorrhagic fever, Marburg virus, Ebola virus, hantaviruses, Lassa fever, Crimean-Congo hemorrhagic fever, and other hemorrhagic or unidentified diseases. When dealing with biological hazards at this level the use of a Hazmat suit and a self-contained oxygen supply is mandatory. The entrance and exit of a Level Four biolab will contain multiple showers, a vacuum room, an ultraviolet light room, autonomous detection system, and other safety precautions designed to destroy all traces of the biohazard. Multiple airlocks are employed and are electronically secured to prevent both doors opening at the same time. All air and water service going to and coming from a Biosafety Level 4 (P4) lab will undergo similar decontamination procedures to eliminate the possibility of an accidental release.
Disease, agent name Ebola virus disease (EVD)
Infected person(s) 0
Species Human
Status confirmed