Epidemic Hazard in Uganda on June 12 2019 03:17 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-20190612-68285-UGA
Event type Epidemic Hazard
Date/Time June 12 2019 03:17 AM (UTC)
Last update June 13 2019 12:56 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 Multi-counties event : Event affected several counties. It can not be more than 50% of the higher-level area (state, province, etc.)

Geographic information

Continent Africa
Country Uganda
County / State Western Region
Area
Settlement Kasese
Coordinate 0.17, 30.08
Open Location Code: 6GGG539H+X6   Jump here

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 Ebola Hemorrhagic Fever (EHF)
Infected person(s) 50
Species Human
Status Confirmed
Symptomes