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The Vessel Sanitation Program (VSP) at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) assists the cruise ship industry to prevent and control the introduction, transmission, and spread of gastrointestinal (GI) illnesses on cruise ships. VSP operates under the authority of the Public Health Service Act (42 U.S.C. Section 264 Quarantine and Inspection Regulations to Control Communicable Diseases). VSP is part of the National Center for Environmental Health's Division of Emergency and Environmental Health Services.   More about VSP »

Cruise Ship Travelers

Inspection Scores, Reports, and Corrective Actions - Outbreak Information - Prevention Tips

Publications & References

VSP Operations Manual - VSP Construction Guidelines - Related Publications and Articles

Cruise Ship Industry

Electronic and Seminar Training - Inspection Data - Investigation Tools

Public Health Professionals

Prevention and Response


 
 

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