Guide for Shipping Infectious Substance
Infectious substances are shipped around the world by air, road, rail, sea every day. Some of these infectious substances are very hazardous, and direct exposure to them should be avoided.
Anytime infectious substances are being shipped, it is the responsibility of the shipper to minimize these risks through proper packaging and documentation. This Guide to Shipping Infectious Substances was developed to assist shippers with classifying, documenting, marking, labeling, and packaging infectious substances.
Please note that this guide does not yet include details on how to prepare shipments which require refrigeration.
It is important that we work together to ensure shipments meet all local and international transport and customs requirements established for the shipment of infectious substances.
Failure to do so could lead to delays in shipment and unnecessary exposures.
- Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
1600 Clifton Rd
Atlanta, GA 30333
- Call: (404) 718-2077
FAX: (404) 471-8333
OIG Hotline Contact Information:
- Voice: 1-800-HHS-TIPS (800-447-8477)
Web: Office of Inspector General
Office of Inspector General
Department of Health & Human Services
P.O. Box 23489
Washington, DC 20026