Biological Hazard in Australia on November 13 2017 09:42 AM (UTC).

Common Alerting Protocol information

Category Safety General emergency and public safety
Certainty Observed Determined to have occurred or to be ongoing
Scope Public For general dissemination to unrestricted audiences
Severity Severe Significant threat to life or property
Urgency Past Responsive action is no longer required

Base data

EDIS Number BH-20171113-60578-AUS
Event type Biological Hazard
Date/Time November 13 2017 09:42 AM (UTC)
Last update November 13 2017 09:44 AM (UTC)
Cause of event
Reliability of information Authentic source : Information from trusted source (newspapers, emails, websites). Reliability: at least 70%
Damage level Is not or not known Damage level
Affected area Local event : The affected area up to a few kilometers

Geographic information

Continent Australia - New-Zealand
Country Australia
County / State State of New South Wales
Area Avoca Beach
Settlement
Coordinate -33.47, 151.44

Number of affected people / Humanities loss

Dead person(s) 0
Injured person(s) 1
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 Shark Attack
Infected person(s) 0
Species 2
Status 1
Symptomes