08/04/2022: Lab Update: PHMSA Adds Mpox to “Special Topics” on Transporting Infectious Substances Overview Page

CDC's Laboratory Outreach Communication System (LOCS)

Audience: Clinical Laboratories

Level: Laboratory Update

On August 2, 2022, the Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA) at the U.S. Department of Transportation updated the Transporting Infectious Substances Overview page to include a mpox section under “Special Topics.”

This new mpox section also includes links to the Notice of Enforcement Discretion Regarding Mpox Medical Waste and Planning Guidance for Handling Category A Solid Waste.

We encourage you to review the updated PHMSA page and share this message widely with your networks.

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