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DOT Classification Decision Tree, continued

If you answered Yes to "Does it meet the definition of a Category A substance," you can see that it needs to be classified as either
  • UN2814 Infectious substance, affecting humans. This classification is used if pathogens in the substance can affect humans or humans and animals both.
  • UN2900 Infectious substance, affecting animals. This classification is used if pathogens in the substance can affect animals but not humans.