De : RSOE EDIS <havaria@rsoe.hu&gt;
Envoyé : mercredi 1 mai 2019 05:06
À : Corentin Decaen <cdecaen@geoasia.org&gt;
Objet : RSOE EDIS – Event Report – Epidemic Hazard : [Tanjakot Rural Municipality] Mid Western Region, Nepal, Asia
Importance : Haute

 

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

May 1st 2019 03:02 AM – Epidemic Hazard – EH-20190501-67696-NPL

Base information

EDIS Code: EH-20190501-67696-NPL
Event date: May 1st 2019 03:02 AM
Category: Epidemic Hazard
Continent: Asia
Country: Nepal
State: Mid Western Region
Settlement:
Location: [Tanjakot Rural Municipality]
Coordinate:
29.6658333,81.8013889 (WGS84 decimal)

CAP Information

Category: Health - Medical and public health
Urgency: Past - Responsive action is no longer required
Severity: Extreme - Extraordinary 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

The death toll from the outbreak of an unknown disease that appeared in Tanjakot Rural Municipality of Humla about 3 weeks ago has reached 10, with one more fatality reported today 30 Apr 2019, as health authorities scramble to identify and contain the outbreak. Today 30 Apr 2019, 62-year-old PB of Bhadaura in Tajakot succumbed to the disease. In the wake of the outbreak, 2 separate teams of health workers including experts from Mugu and Surkhet had reached Tajakot yesterday 29 Apr 2019. While the provincial government, in coordination with the federal government, sent a team led by Dr. KN Poudel with necessary medicines to the outbreak-hit village via a Nepal Army chopper, another team of health workers led by Dr. Manoj Timalsina from Ratamata Primary Health Centre of Mugu reached the village yesterday 29 Apr 2019 on foot. While the Dr. Poudel-led team has been examining patients after setting up a camp at Bhaisamajh Community Health Unit, the Dr. Timilsina-led team is treating patients from Maila Health Post. The teams are said to have examined more than 200 patients since yesterday 29 Apr 2019 in the village. Though the doctors, on the basis of the symptoms, suspect the outbreak to be seasonal common cold and cough, they said they couldn’t say anything for sure until the test report. "We can say for sure what the cause of deaths is only after we return to Surkhet with samples of patients’ spittle respiratory samples? and test it in the laboratory," said the leader of the team, Dr. KN Poudel, adding that the spittle samples would be sent to Surkhet on Tuesday 30 Apr 2019, and it may take 3-4 days for the results to arrive.

Biohazard Information

Disease name: Unidentified Fatal Illness (UFI)
Biohazard level: Level 4 - Hazardous
Biohazard definitions: 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.

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