Epidemic in South Sudan on April 21 2017 06:10 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 Severe Significant threat to life or property
Urgency Past Responsive action is no longer required

Base data

EDIS Number EP-20170421-57936-SSD
Event type Epidemic
Date/Time April 21 2017 06:10 AM (UTC)
Last update April 21 2017 06:12 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 Nation-wide event : Event affected more than 50% area of the country.

Geographic information

Continent Africa
Country South Sudan
County / State Multiple areas
Area Nationwide
Settlement
Coordinate 6.88, 31.31

Number of affected people / Humanities loss

Dead person(s) 174
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 Cholera
Infected person(s) 6222
Species 1
Status 1
Symptomes