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Atlanta Quarantine Station


The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) operates a quarantine station in Atlanta. The station’s jurisdiction includes all ports in Georgia, North Carolina, South Carolina, and Tennessee.

Quarantine Station Activities

  • Respond to reports of illness or death on airplanes, cargo vessels, and other conveyances at international ports of entry within jurisdiction.
  • Review medical records of migrants who will reside permanently in the United States. Notify state and local health departments of any migrants with specific medical conditions.
  • Partner with other federal agencies and local and state health departments, private medical providers, and hospitals in preparedness activities related to quarantine and isolation at ports of entry.
  • Monitor importations that may have pathogens infectious to humans.
  • Partner with health departments regarding emergency response, migrant health, and other public health issues.

Ports of Entry Statistics 2009

Major Airports

Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport Arrivals
  • 4,008,035 international passengers
    • 15,164 immigrant visas
  • 24,700 international flights
Charlotte Douglas International Airport Arrivals
  • 1,088,121 international passengers
  • 130 international flights per week

Total international passengers at all airports within jurisdiction: 5,346,276

Major Seaport

  • Port of Savannah (4th busiest and fastest growing container port in the United States)

  Atlanta's skyline and busy highway at night.

Contact Information

(404) 639-1220 24-hour access

On call: 24 hours a day, 365 days a year

Office Hours of Operation: Monday-Friday, 8:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. ET

CDC Atlanta Quarantine Station

P.O. Box 45256
Atlanta, GA 30320

Fax: (404) 209-3937