Epidemic Hazard in Iceland on August 12 2017 04:25 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 Moderate Possible threat to life or property
Urgency Past Responsive action is no longer required

Base data

EDIS Number EH-20170812-59447-ISL
Event type Epidemic Hazard
Date/Time August 12 2017 04:25 AM (UTC)
Last update August 12 2017 04:29 AM (UTC)
Cause of event
Reliability of information Coming soon
Damage level High Damage level
Affected area Local event : The affected area up to a few kilometers

Geographic information

Continent Europe
Country Iceland
County / State Southern Region
Area Ulfljotsvatn Scout Center
Settlement
Coordinate 64.11, -21.07

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 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 Norovirus
Infected person(s) 176
Species 1
Status 1
Symptomes