Biological Hazard in Other on February 02 2016 04:03 AM (UTC).

Base data

EDIS Number BH-20160202-51935-OTH
Event type Biological Hazard
Date/Time February 02 2016 04:03 AM (UTC)
Last update February 06 2016 09:34 AM (UTC)
Cause of event Global public health emergency, Zika Fever Virus
Damage level Is not or not known Damage level
Affected area Local event : The affected area up to a few kilometers

Geographic information

Continent Other
Country Other
County / State
Area Worldwide
Coordinate 0° 6.000,0° 6.000

Number of affected people / Humanities loss

Dead person(s) 0
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 Zika Fever Virus (outbreak)
Infected person(s) 0
Species Human
Status confirmed