Cargo Ship Guidance
Visit the following links to learn how cargo ships should report deaths and illnesses to the Division of Global Migration and Quarantine (DGMQ).
- Interim Guidance for Cargo Ships: Monitoring Exposed Crew and Managing Suspected Cases of Ebola Onboard Updated January 9, 2015
- Guidance for Cargo Ships: How to Report Onboard Death or Illness to CDC Updated March 10, 2014
- Frequently Asked Questions about Reporting Maritime Deaths and Illnesses Updated March 10, 2014
To assist medical staff in identifying reportable illnesses and filling out reporting forms, CDC provides the following links to helpful tools.
- Definitions of Signs, Symptoms, and Conditions of Ill Travelers Updated March 10, 2014
- Explanation of Key Fields in Maritime Conveyance Illness or Death Investigation Form Updated March 10, 2014
Federal Regulations for Reporting Death and Illness on Ships Destined for the United States Updated March 10, 2014
Based on Federal Regulations (42 CFR, Part 71), CDC DGMQ requires reporting from international conveyances destined for the U.S. of all onboard deaths and certain illnesses suggestive of a communicable disease.
- Page last reviewed: January 9, 2015
- Page last updated: January 9, 2015
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