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! Federal Register Notice: Criteria for Recommending Federal Travel Restrictions for Public Health Purposes, Including for Viral Hemorrhagic Fevers
On March 27, 2015, the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) and the CDC published a Notice in the Federal Register titled Federal Register Notice: Criteria for Recommending Federal Travel Restrictions for Public Health Purposes, Including for Viral Hemorrhagic Fevers. This Notice was posted to describe the tools the federal government has to ensure that people with serious contagious diseases that pose a public health threat do not board commercial flights or enter into the United States without a public health evaluation. It also lists the criteria that CDC uses in deciding whether to recommend using such tools.
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 Guidance for 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 became effective on August 11, 2014 (30 days after publication).
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.