Event Report

Base data

Event code EH-LV2/01494/IND
Main category Epidemic Hazard
Sub category Epidemic hazard - Level 2
Event date (UTC) Mon, 03 Aug 2020 07:25:23 +0000
Last update (UTC) Mon, 03 Aug 2020 07:25:23 +0000
Reliability of information Authentic source : Information from trusted source (newspapers, emails, websites).

Geolocation

Continent Asia
Country India
Administration area State of Assam
Settlement Golaghat
Exact location
Open Location Code: 7MRMGX58+XC
Size of affected area County-level
Additional events None or not detected.

Common Alerting Protocol Information

Urgency Past
Certainty Observed
Severity Extreme
Category Health

Event details

Amidst the ongoing corona pandemic situation, another health-related case has created a sensation in Golaghat. One employee of Golaghat Nursing Home named Rupankar Bora died on Saturday at Hayat Hospital in Guwahati following liver disease. Golaghat Nursing Home was once a hotspot of COVID-19 and now 38 staff and nurses have been found to be infected with Hepatitis disease. Another employee of the nursing home is undergoing treatment at Aditya Nursing Home in Dibrugarh with a similar disease. This created a wave of panic among the patients as well as the people of Golaghat. But the big question arises how so many people got affected with liver disease in the nursing home. The authorities have stated that in June the nursing home was sealed by the administration after several COVID positive cases were reported. The staff members were quarantined in the nursing home and food and water were provided by the administration. Due to the provided food or water, they may have been infected with jaundice like a disease. On the other hand, another point has come to light which indicates that when the district administration declared Golaghat Nursing Home as a restricted zone, the whole campus was sanitized. A high amount of sodium hydrochloride used for sanitization can be the cause of this. However, the actual reason is yet to be discovered.

Situation update


Casualties

Number of dead: 0 person(s)
Number of injured: 0 person(s)
Number of Affected: 0 person(s)
Number of Rescued/evacuated: 0 person(s)
Number of Missing: 0 person(s)
Number of Infected: 38 person(s)

Event Specific Details


[Epidemic Hazard - Epidemic hazard - Level 2]
Name of diseaseUnidentified Mass Disease
Biosafety levelLevel 3 - Hight
Pathogenunknown
SpaciesHuman
Infection statussuspected
Additional informationunidentified liver disease

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Risk Analisys

Nearest marine ports There is no known marine port nearby.
Nearest airports Jorhat Airport (32.26 km)
Nearest nuclear power plant There is no known nuclear power plant nearby.

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