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Los Angeles Quarantine Station


The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) operates a quarantine station in Los Angeles. The station’s jurisdiction includes Nevada, Utah, Colorado, and all the following counties in Southern California (excluding the U.S.-Mexico border counties): Los Angeles, Orange, San Bernardino, Riverside, Ventura, Santa Barbara, San Luis Obispo, Inyo, and Kern.

Quarantine Station Activities

  • Respond to reports of illness or death on airplanes and cruise and cargo vessels 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, 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 Airport Arrivals

Los Angeles International Airport

(6th busiest airport in the world)

  • 7 million international passengers
    • 43, 070 immigrants
    • ~1,700 refugees
Las Vegas International Airport
  • 2.3 million international passengers
Denver International Airport
  • 1.9 million international passengers

Major Seaport Arrivals

Port of Los Angeles

(Busiest U.S. container port)

  • 2,179 cruise ships with 799,000 passengers
  • Value of cargo: $195.7 billion
Port of Long Beach

(2nd busiest U.S. container port)

  • Value of cargo: $120 billion
Los Angeles

Contact Information

(310) 215-2365 24-hour access

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

Office Hours of Operation: Monday-Friday: 7:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. PT

CDC Los Angeles Quarantine Station

380 World Way Box N-19
Los Angeles, CA 90045
(envelopes only)

Fax: (310) 215-2285