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Entitled, “Responding to an Illness on a Flight”, in this 2017 photograph, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Quarantine Public Health Officers, Erin Rothney and Lisa Poray, were responding to were preparing to board an aircraft, in order to assess a sick traveler arriving at Chicago’s O’Hare International Airport. CDC Quarantine Public Health Officers respond to reports of sick travelers at 18-U.S. ports of entry, where most international travelers arrive. According to federal regulations, pilots must notify CDC of certain onboard illnesses, or deaths before U.S. arrival. In 2018, the Quarantine and Border Health Services Branch responded to 1847 illnesses or deaths in travelers, which included 1245 air, 510 maritime, 92 land border travelers. The Chicago Quarantine Station responded to 133 illnesses or deaths on flights.
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Content Provider(s): CDC/ CDC Connects
Creation Date: 2019
Photo Credit: Derek Sakris
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