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DSAT Guidance on CDC Import Permits for Swine-Originated Flu
May 26, 2009, 6:00 PM ET
- A CDC Import Permit is required for the importation into the United States of virus isolates and/or clinical samples associated with the swine-origin, novel influenza A (H1N1) virus outbreak.
- A CDC Import Permit is not required for the (1) transfer of those virus isolates and/or clinical samples associated with the swine-origin, novel influenza A (H1N1) virus outbreak, which originate in the United States; or (2) the further distribution of virus isolates and/or clinical samples associated with the swine-origin, novel influenza A (H1N1) virus outbreak that originally had been imported into the United States under CDC permit.
- Information for obtaining CDC Import Permits is as follows:
- CDC Import Permit applications are available online.
- Completed applications may be submitted via e-mail (sent to firstname.lastname@example.org) or fax (404-718-2093).
- Applicants with questions about import permits should call the Import Permit Line at 404-718-2077.
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