Biological Hazard in Kenya on December 06 2018 06:20 PM (UTC).

Common Alerting Protocol information

Category Env Pollution and other environmental
Certainty Observed Determined to have occurred or to be ongoing
Scope Public For general dissemination to unrestricted audiences
Severity Moderate Possible threat to life or property
Urgency Past Responsive action is no longer required

Base data

EDIS Number BH-20181206-65706-KEN
Event type Biological Hazard
Date/Time December 06 2018 06:20 PM (UTC)
Last update December 06 2018 06:23 PM (UTC)
Cause of event
Reliability of information Authentic source : Information from trusted source (newspapers, emails, websites). Reliability: at least 70%
Damage level Great Damage level
Affected area County-level : Event affected one county.

Geographic information

Continent Africa
Country Kenya
County / State Turkana County
Area County-wide
Settlement
Coordinate 3.12, 35.60

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 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 invasion (Locusts)
Infected person(s) 0
Species Animal
Status Confirmed
Symptomes