Biological Hazard in Saudi Arabia on March 23 2016 11:04 AM (UTC).

Base data

EDIS Number BH-20160323-52633-SAU
Event type Biological Hazard
Date/Time March 23 2016 11:04 AM (UTC)
Last update March 23 2016 11:07 AM (UTC)
Cause of event
Damage level Is not or not known Damage level
Affected area Local events : The affected area up to a few kilometers

Geographic information

Continent Middle-East
Country Saudi Arabia
County / State Province of Al-Qassim
Area
Settlement Buraidah
Coordinate 26° 21.554,43° 58.909

Number of affected people / Humanities loss

Dead person(s) 1
Injured person(s) 0
Missing person(s) 0
Evacuated/rescued 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 Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus (MERS-CoV)
Infected person(s) 1
Species Human
Status confirmed
Symptomes