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.
New! Issuance and Enforcement Guidance for Dog Confinement Agreements
On July 10, 2014, the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) posted guidance on the issuance and enforcement of dog confinement agreements. This guidance describes the factors that HHS/CDC will consider in deciding whether to issue a dog confinement agreement or deny entry of a dog being imported into the United States that has not been adequately vaccinated against rabies. Dog confinement agreements are covered under 42 CFR 71.51. This guidance becomes effective on August 11, 2014 (30 days after publication).
Mass Gathering Preparedness: A Global Health Security Victory for All at World Cup in Brazil
Tens of thousands of U.S. travelers are making the 2014 World Cup in Brazil and other international mass gatherings their travel goal this year. To enhance global health security, DGMQ is studying ways to minimize public health and safety risks that intensify during mass gatherings. To learn more, read Mass Gathering Preparedness - A Global Health Security Victory for All at World Cup in Brazil »
DGMQ Highlights 2013 Accomplishments in New Fact Sheet
To learn more about how DGMQ saves lives and protects the health of our communities in a globally mobile world, visit: DGMQ 2013 Accomplishments.
Division of Global Migration and Quarantine Organization
The Division of Global Migration and Quarantine (DGMQ) is one of 7 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.