Epidemic Hazard in Nigeria on August 10 2017 04:01 AM (UTC).

Common Alerting Protocol information

Category Health Medical and public health
Certainty Observed Determined to have occurred or to be ongoing
Scope Public For general dissemination to unrestricted audiences
Severity Extreme Extraordinary threat to life or property
Urgency Past Responsive action is no longer required

Base data

EDIS Number EH-20170810-59417-NGA
Event type Epidemic Hazard
Date/Time August 10 2017 04:01 AM (UTC)
Last update August 20 2017 05:37 AM (UTC)
Cause of event
Reliability of information Not reliable source : Absolutely not confirmed, reservations should be read about the description of the event. Reliability: less than 10%
Damage level Is not or not known Damage level
Affected area County-level : Event affected one county.

Geographic information

Continent Africa
Country Nigeria
County / State State of Lagos
Area Lagos University Teaching
Settlement Lagos
Coordinate 6.59, 3.34

Number of affected people / Humanities loss

Dead person(s) 2
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 Lassa Fever
Infected person(s) 103
Species 1
Status 1
Symptomes