Biological Hazard in Ukraine on January 26 2016 02:48 PM (UTC).

Base data

EDIS Number BH-20160126-51851-UKR
Event type Biological Hazard
Date/Time January 26 2016 02:48 PM (UTC)
Last update February 23 2016 04:12 AM (UTC)
Cause of event
Damage level Is not or not known Damage level
Affected area Local event : The affected area up to a few kilometers

Geographic information

Continent Europe
Country Ukraine
County / State Multiple areas
Area Nationwide
Coordinate 50.45, 30.52

Number of affected people / Humanities loss

Dead person(s) 18
Injured person(s) 0
Missing person(s) 0
Evacuated/rescued 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 Flu and H1N1 (fatal, outbreak)
Infected person(s) 255
Species Human
Status confirmed