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Cruise Ships: Reporting Maritime Death/Illness (non-gastrointestinal) to DGMQ

Visit the following links to learn how cruise ships should report deaths and illnesses (non-gastrointestinal) to the Division of Global Migration and Quarantine (DGMQ). Effective March 10, 2014, DGMQ changed its routing method for reporting illnesses and deaths on ships. DGMQ will no longer accept death and illness reports via the Maritime Illness and Death Reporting System (MIDRS) Website or MIDRS e-mail after June 10, 2014.


To assist medical staff in identifying reportable illnesses and filling out reporting forms, CDC provides the following links to helpful tools.

Federal Regulations

Federal Regulations for Reporting Death and Illness on Ships Destined for the United States Updated March 10, 2014

Based on Federal Regulations (42 CFR, Part 71), CDC DGMQ requires reporting from international conveyances destined for the U.S. of all onboard deaths and certain illnesses suggestive of a communicable disease.

CDC Quarantine Stations and jurisdictions