Biological Hazard in Saudi Arabia on January 11 2019 04:50 AM (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 Minor Minimal to no known threat to life or property
Urgency Past Responsive action is no longer required

Base data

EDIS Number BH-20190111-66192-SAU
Event type Biological Hazard
Date/Time January 11 2019 04:50 AM (UTC)
Last update January 11 2019 03:18 PM (UTC)
Cause of event
Reliability of information Authentic source : Information from trusted source (newspapers, emails, websites). Reliability: at least 70%
Damage level High Damage level
Affected area County-level : Event affected one county.

Geographic information

Continent Middle-East
Country Saudi Arabia
County / State Province of Makkah
Area
Settlement Mecca
Coordinate 21.39, 39.86

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