International Health Regulations (IHR)

Background documents

General

  • Biosafety manual
    Available in English, French, Chinese, Russian, Spanish, Portuguese, Italian, Japanese, Serbian and Vietnamese
  • Microbiology book
    Guidelines on standard operating procedures for microbiology
  • Transport of infectious pathogens
    Guidance on regulations for the transport of infectious substances 2007-2008. Available in English, French, Spanish and Japanese
  • Collection of samples
    Guidelines for the collection of clinical specimens during field investigation of outbreaks
  • Collection of samples (Influenza)
    Collecting, preserving and shipping specimens for the diagnosis of avian influenza A(H5N1) virus infection. Guide for field operations
  • Lab manual
    Manual for the laboratory identification and antimicrobial susceptibility testing of bacterial pathogens of public health concern in the developing world

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