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Guidance on regulations for the Transport of Infectious Substances 2007-2008

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Publication details

Number of pages: 29
Publication date: 2007
Languages: English, French, Spanish
WHO reference number: WHO/CDS/EPR/2007.2

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Please note that this document has been replaced by Guidance on regulations for the Transport of Infectious Substances 2009-2010

Contents

-Introduction
- Definitions and classification
- Exemptions
- General preparation of shipments for transport
- Packaging, labelling and documentation requirements for infectious substances in Category A
- Packaging, labelling 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