As a world leader in disease prevention and surveillance, CDC partners with health officials at the local, state, and binational levels to:
- Protect the health of United States and Mexico residents.
- Improve and promote the health of travelers, migrants, and other mobile populations.
- Prevent the spread of infectious diseases across borders.
CDC's role in the partnership between the United States and Mexico:
- Collaborates with state and local public health agencies from the United States, Mexico, and other countries in the North American region.
- Coordinates and participates in infectious disease preparedness and response activities at international land and air ports-of-entry(http://www.cdc.gov/quarantine/stations/us-mexico-unit.html) to the United States.
- Conducts border and binational infectious disease surveillance and outbreak investigations.