Biological Hazard in Dominican Republic on January 24 2016 01:01 PM (UTC).

Base data

EDIS Number BH-20160124-51813-DOM
Event type Biological Hazard
Date/Time January 24 2016 01:01 PM (UTC)
Last update January 24 2016 01:02 PM (UTC)
Cause of event
Damage level Is not or not known Damage level

Geographic information

Continent Caribean Sea
Country Dominican Republic
County / State
Area Nationwide
Settlement
Coordinate 18° 44.142,70° 9.759

Number of affected people / Humanities loss

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

Biohazard information

Biohazard level 2/4 - Medium
Biohazard description Bacteria and viruses that cause only mild disease to humans, or are difficult to contract via aerosol in a lab setting, such as hepatitis A, B, and C, influenza A, Lyme disease, salmonella, mumps, measles, scrapie, dengue fever, and HIV. "Routine diagnostic work with clinical specimens can be done safely at Biosafety Level 2, using Biosafety Level 2 practices and procedures. Research work (including co-cultivation, virus replication studies, or manipulations involving concentrated virus) can be done in a BSL-2 (P2) facility, using BSL-3 practices and procedures. Virus production activities, including virus concentrations, require a BSL-3 (P3) facility and use of BSL-3 practices and procedures", see Recommended Biosafety Levels for Infectious Agents.
Disease, agent name Zika Fever Virus (outbreak)
Infected person(s) 10
Species Human
Status confirmed
Symptomes