Here, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Quarantine Public Health Officer, Kenta Ishii, takes a call from an airline crew alerting him that a flight is about to land at Los Angeles International Airport with a sick passenger onboard. CDC Quarantine Station staff respond to reports of sick travelers at 18 United States international airports, and land ports of entry, where most international travelers arrive. This picture earned photographer, Julie Konidakis, a tie for Second Place, in the in the 2016 CDC Connects, Public Health in Action Photo Contest, in the category of Domestic Programs.
“Isolation and quarantine help protect the public by preventing exposure to people who have or may have a contagious disease.
- Isolation separates sick people with a contagious disease from people who are not sick.
- Quarantine separates and restricts the movement of people who were exposed to a contagious disease to see if they become sick.
Twenty U.S. Quarantine Stations, located at ports of entry and land border crossings, use these public health practices as part of a comprehensive Quarantine System that serves to limit the introduction of infectious diseases into the United States and to prevent their spread.”
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