Epidemic in Senegal on March 24 2020 05:43 PM (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 Minor Minimal to no known threat to life or property
Urgency Past Responsive action is no longer required

Base data

EDIS Number EP-20200324-70812-SEN
Event type Epidemic
Date/Time March 24 2020 05:43 PM (UTC)
Last update March 26 2020 07:19 AM (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 County-level : Event affected one county.

Geographic information

Continent Africa
Country Senegal
County / State
Area
Settlement
Coordinate 14.50, -14.45
Open Location Code: 7C67FGWX+X3   Jump here

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 Covid-19
Infected person(s) 0
Species Human
Status Confirmed
Symptomes