Public Health Mission
To reduce morbidity and mortality among immigrants, refugees, travelers, expatriates, and other globally mobile populations, and to prevent the introduction, transmission, and spread of communicable diseases through regulation, science, research, preparedness, and response.
To prevent the introduction, transmission, and interstate spread of communicable diseases into the United States and its territories.
DGMQ achieves its mission through Immigrant, Refugee and Migrant Health, Quarantine and Border Health Services, Travelers' Health, Policy and Regulatory Affairs, Community Interventions for Infection Control, and United States-Mexico Health activities.
CDC's Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report Highlights Electronic Notification System for Newly Arriving Refugees and Immigrants
CDC's Electronic Disease Notification (EDN) system collects health information on newly arriving refugees and immigrants after they receive required medical examinations by overseas panel physicians. This reporting system helps health departments get timely and accurate notifications to help evaluate their health and ensure any appropriate medical prevention or treatment measures are taken after their arrival into the United States. To learn more, visit: Disease Surveillance Among Newly Arriving Refugees and Immigrants - Electronic Disease Notification System, United States, 2009.
New study reveals preventing malaria in travelers to West Africa saves health costs
US travelers to West Africa can decrease their risk of getting malaria by consulting their health providers before they travel and taking preventive medicines. This also reduces costs for health insurance providers and for travelers who take longer trips. In an article published online in the Clinical Infectious Diseases journal, researchers from the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and from Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) found that the costs to both payers and patients for getting malaria outweigh the costs of preventive care. To learn more, read Economics of Malaria Prevention in US Travelers to West Africa.
Division of Global Migration and Quarantine Organization
The Division of Global Migration and Quarantine (DGMQ) is one of 6 divisions within the National Center for Emerging and Zoonotic Infectious Diseases (NCEZID). To learn more about each branch and program, read About the Division of Global Migration and Quarantine, or click an area of interest in the chart below.