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Biological Hazard Vietnam Province of Dong Nai, [Vinh Cuu District] Damage level Details

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Biological Hazard in Vietnam on Tuesday, 11 March, 2014 at 11:20 (11:20 AM) UTC.

Description
A 19,000-bird village poultry flock in the south of the country has been hit by H5N1 highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI). The veterinary authority has sent Follow Up Report No.12 dated 10 March to the World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE). In Vinh Cuu in Dong Nai province in the south of the country, 5,000 village poultry died and 10,000 showed symptoms of HPAI on 9 March. The rest of the 19,200-bird flock was destroyed. The presence of the H5N1 subtype of the HPAI virus has been confirmed.
Biohazard name: H5N1 – Highly pathogenic avian influenza virus
Biohazard level: 4/4 Hazardous
Biohazard desc.: 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.
Symptoms:
Status: confirmed

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