Biological Hazard in Australia on November 08 2018 04:59 PM (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-20181108-65363-AUS
Event type Biological Hazard
Date/Time November 08 2018 04:59 PM (UTC)
Last update November 08 2018 05:01 PM (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 Shelly Beach
Settlement East Ballina
Coordinate -28.86, 153.60

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 1/4 - Low
Biohazard description Bacteria and viruses including Bacillus subtilis, canine hepatitis, Escherichia coli, varicella (chicken pox), as well as some cell cultures and non-infectious bacteria. At this level precautions against the biohazardous materials in question are minimal, most likely involving gloves and some sort of facial protection. Usually, contaminated materials are left in open (but separately indicated) waste receptacles. Decontamination procedures for this level are similar in most respects to modern precautions against everyday viruses (i.e.: washing one's hands with anti-bacterial soap, washing all exposed surfaces of the lab with disinfectants, etc). In a lab environment, all materials used for cell and/or bacteria cultures are decontaminated via autoclave.
Disease, agent name Animal Attack (shark)
Infected person(s) 0
Species 2
Status 1
Symptomes