Envoyé : mercredi 8 mai 2019 05:20
À : Corentin Decaen <;
Objet : RSOE EDIS – Event Report – Biological Hazard : [Kannada University] Hampi, State of Karnataka, India, Asia
Importance : Haute


RSOE Emergency and Disaster Information Service, Budapest, Hungary
Event report

May 8th 2019 03:13 AM – Biological Hazard – BH-20190508-67789-IND

Base information

EDIS Code: BH-20190508-67789-IND
Event date: May 8th 2019 03:13 AM
Category: Biological Hazard
Continent: Asia
Country: India
State: State of Karnataka
Settlement: Hampi
Location: [Kannada University]
15.3350132,76.460024 (WGS84 decimal)

CAP Information

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

Event details

Nearly 40 girl students of Hampi Kannada University at Kamalapur in Ballari district have fallen sick due to food poisoning. The students, residing at ‘Asmithe’ hostel in the university campus had lunch at the hostel mess on Monday afternoon. Soon after lunch, some students complained of a burning sensation and stomach ache and were admitted to the local government hospital. By the evening, more students with similar complaints got admitted to the government hospital in Hosapete. Sources said only those who consumed butter milk at lunch had fallen sick and suspect that since the butter milk was kept in a refrigerator, it could have become contaminated. Students blamed university authorities of being negligent in ensuring supply of quality food and drinking water to hostel students. Varsity vice Chancellor Mr S.C. Ramesh visited the ailing students at the hospital and told their parents not to worry while assuring that all necessary medical measures were being taken for students’ safety. He said, an inquiry will be conducted into this incident and suitable action will be taken against the people responsible for this alleged food poisoning. The vice-chancellor also said that 20 students have been discharged as of now and the remaining students who are under treatment, are stable.

Biohazard Information

Disease name: Mass Food-poisoning
Biohazard level: Level 2 - Medium
Biohazard definitions: 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.

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Corentin DECAEN


Foundor of GeoAsia Spécialiste Chine/Japon

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