Biological Hazard in Benin on February 02 2016 08:23 PM (UTC).

Base data

EDIS Number BH-20160202-51948-BEN
Event type Biological Hazard
Date/Time February 02 2016 08:23 PM (UTC)
Last update February 17 2016 05:31 AM (UTC)
Cause of event
Damage level Is not or not known Damage level

Geographic information

Continent Africa
Country Benin
County / State Province of Borgou
Area
Settlement Tchaourou
Coordinate 8° 53.278,2° 35.647

Number of affected people / Humanities loss

Dead person(s) 23
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 Lassa Hemorrhagic Fever
Infected person(s) 20
Species Human
Status confirmed
Symptomes