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Guidance on regulations for the Transport of Infectious Substances

Please note that this document has been replaced by Guidance on regulations for the Transport of Infectious Substances 2007-2008

Revised September 2005

Chinese [pdf 558kb] | English [pdf 1.62Mb] | French [pdf 673kb] | Russian [pdf 1.05Mb] | Spanish [pdf 630kb] |

Japanese [pdf 1.29Mb]
The Japanese translation was kindly provided by the National Institute of Infectious diseases (NIID) of Tokyo, Japan |

Serbian [pdf 874kb]
This translation was performed by the project ā€œStrengthening the Services of Public Health Laboratoriesā€, an EU funded project managed by the European Agency for Reconstruction and implemented by Eptisa International

Contents

- Introduction
- Definitions and classification
- Exemptions
- General preparation of shipments for transport
- Packaging, labbelling and documentation requirements for infectious substances in Category A
- Packaging, labbelling and documentation requirements for infectious substances in Category B
- Overpacks
- Refrigerants
- Training
- Recommendations for countries that have not adopted the United Nations system
- Transport planning
- Requirements for air mail
- Spill clean-up procedure
- Incident reporting

- Annex 1. Additional information on the United Nations System for the Transport of Dangerous Goods
- Annex 2. Examples of infectious substances included in Category A
- Annex 3. Packing Instruction P620
- Annex 4. Packing Instruction P650
- Annex 5. Flowchart for the classification of infectious substances and patient specimens

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