Ebola Guidance for Cruise Ships

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has provided interim guidance and recommendations on restricting travel and managing suspected cases of Ebola aboard cruise ships:

Passengers who have been in countries with widespread Ebola transmission or had potential exposure to Ebola in other countries should delay cruise travel until 21 days after their last potential exposure (i.e., last day in the Ebola-affected country) and check cruise line policies before traveling to understand their boarding restrictions.  

The full guidance, which includes information about monitoring and reporting sick travelers, is available on CDC’s website: http://www.cdc.gov/vhf/ebola/maritime/cruise-ships.html

About Katie Dwyer

Katie Schemm Dwyer is a Director in NACCHO's Preparedness Division. Her work focuses on supporting local health departments strengthen public health preparedness systems through governance, coordination and liaison with federal preparedness organizations, policy, and program management.

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