Why the Work Matters

DGMQ safeguards the health of Americans by preventing the introduction, transmission, and spread of communicable diseases in the United States.
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GLOBALLY MOBILE POPULATIONS

DGMQ focuses on globally mobile populations. These are people who travel internationally, including immigrants and refugees, travelers and ex-pats, and binational populations (those living on international borders who regularly travel between two countries).
To protect U.S. communities, DGMQ analyzes

HOW, WHY, AND WHERE

people travel internationally
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DGMQ provides travelers with up-to-date health information.
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DGMQ ensures people moving to the United States are healthy by providing guidelines for medical screening and treatment.
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DGMQ evaluates sick travelers arriving in the US, alerts other passengers about potential exposures, and informs them of prevention measures.

PARTNERSHIPS

DGMQ partners with health departments, border patrol agents, clinicians, and communities to keep globally mobile populations healthy.
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HEALTH DEPARTMENTS
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CLINICIANS
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CUSTOMS & BORDER PATROL AGENTS
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COMMUNITIES

DAILY ACTIVITIES

Around the world, DGMQ works behind the scenes to prevent the spread of infectious disease. If a public health emergency develops, DGMQ is ready for a rapid and coordinated response.

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DGMQ prevents the spread of disease, keeping America and our world healthy.