Cruise Ships: Reporting Maritime Death/Illness (non-gastrointestinal) to DGMQ
Visit the following links to learn how cruise ships should report deaths and illnesses (non-gastrointestinal) to the Division of Global Migration and Quarantine (DGMQ). Effective March 10, 2014, DGMQ changed its routing method for reporting illnesses and deaths on ships. DGMQ will no longer accept death and illness reports via the Maritime Illness and Death Reporting System (MIDRS) Website or MIDRS e-mail after June 10, 2014.
- Guidance for Cruise 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
- How to calculate the Influenza or Influenza-Like Illness (ILI) Case Outbreak Threshold for Cumulative Reports 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: March 10, 2014
- Page last updated: March 10, 2014
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