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Quarantine and Border Health Services

Quarantine and Border Health Services protects the public’s health through detection of and response to communicable diseases related to travel and imported pathogens and improves the health of globally mobile populations transitioning to U.S. communities.

Quarantine and Border Health Services focuses on the following activities:

  • Responds to ill travelers who have serious diseases of public health interest
  • Connects newly arrived immigrants who have certain health conditions with state public health authorities
  • Ensures safe importation of animals and cargo
  • Provides public health information to travelers and travel industry

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Quarantine officer at an airport reviewing data collected from an airline contact investigation. Image courtesy Greg Knobloch.

Quarantine officer at an airport reviewing data collected from an airline contact investigation. Image courtesy of Greg Knobloch.

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