Alert, response, and capacity building under the International Health Regulations (IHR)

Guidance on regulations for the Transport of Infectious Substances 2009-2010

Applicable as from 1 January 2009

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Publication details

Number of pages: 32
Publication date: 2008
Languages: English
WHO reference number: WHO/HSE/EPR/2008.10

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Contents


- Introduction - Definitions and classification
- Exceptions
- 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
- Reusing packaging materials
- Shipping empty packaging
- 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