Cargo Ships: Reporting Maritime Death or Illness to DGMQ
Visit the following links to learn how cargo ships should report deaths and illnesses to CDC’s Division of Global Migration and Quarantine (DGMQ).
- Guidance for Cargo Ships: How to Report Onboard Death or Illness to CDC
To assist medical staff in identifying ill persons, as defined in CDC regulations, and filling out reporting forms, CDC provides the following links to helpful tools.
- Definitions of Signs, Symptoms, and Conditions of Ill Travelers
- Explanation of Key Fields in Maritime Conveyance Illness or Death Investigation Form
Based on Federal Regulations (42 CFR, Part 71.21), CDC/DGMQ requires reporting from international conveyances destined for the U.S. of all onboard deaths and certain illnesses suggestive of a communicable disease of public health concern.