Biological Hazard in Armenia on February 01 2016 03:37 PM (UTC).

Base data

EDIS Number BH-20160201-51933-ARM
Event type Biological Hazard
Date/Time February 01 2016 03:37 PM (UTC)
Last update February 01 2016 03:39 PM (UTC)
Cause of event
Damage level Is not or not known Damage level

Geographic information

Continent Asia
Country Armenia
County / State Shirak Province
Settlement Gyumri
Coordinate 40° 47.574,43° 50.790

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 Botulism
Infected person(s) 2
Species Human
Status confirmed