Biological Hazard in Vietnam on February 19 2016 11:59 AM (UTC).

Base data

EDIS Number BH-20160219-52151-VNM
Event type Biological Hazard
Date/Time February 19 2016 11:59 AM (UTC)
Last update February 19 2016 12:02 PM (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 Asia
Country Vietnam
County / State Province of Quang Tri
Area Gio Linh, Trieu Phong and Cam Lo Districts
Coordinate 16° 50.226,107° 4.565

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 Foot and mouth disease
Infected person(s) 49
Species Human
Status confirmed