Information for the Travel Industry: Air Travel
Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS) NEW!
Avian Influenza A (H7N9) NEW!
- Interim Guidance for Airline Crew: Report Ill Travelers on Flights Arriving to the United States from China
Measles and International Travel
Haiti Cholera Outbreak
Infection Control Guidelines
Onboard Death and Illness Reporting
Based on Federal Regulations (42 CFR Part 71), the occurrence of deaths and certain illnesses suggestive of a communicable disease (defined in regulation) on international flights arriving to the U.S. must be reported to CDC’s Division of Global Migration and Quarantine (DGMQ). 42 CFR Part 70.4 requires reports of suspected cases of communicable disease (not defined in regulation) on interstate flights to be made to the local health authority with jurisdiction for the arrival airport. CDC has harmonized the guidance for these reporting requirements to facilitate reporting and on-ground response.
- Guidance for Air Travel Industry on Reporting of Onboard Deaths or Illnesses to CDC
- Reporting Onboard Deaths and Illnesses: A Tool for Cabin Crew
- Reporting Onboard Deaths and Illnesses: A Tool for Pilots
Recommendations from Health Information for International Travel 2012 (CDC Yellow Book)
- CDC Tuberculosis home page
- Tuberculosis and Air Travel: Guidelines for Prevention and Control, 3nd Edition (World Health Organization, 2008) [PDF - 65 pages]