TRB's Airport Cooperative Research Program (ACRP) Synthesis 83: Preparing Airports for Communicable Diseases on Arriving Flights examines current disease preparedness and response practices at U.S. and Canadian airports in coordination with public health officers and partners. While larger airports that receive international flights are most likely to experience the challenges associated with these events, the preparedness and response lessons are transferable to the aviation sector more widely. Smaller airports may be final destinations of those traveling with communicable diseases, so report findings are useful to all airport operators and local public health officers.
National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine. 2017. Preparing Airports for Communicable Diseases on Arriving Flights. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press. https://doi.org/10.17226/24880.
|Chapter One - Introduction
|Chapter Two - Air Travel and Communicable Diseases
|Chapter Three - Survey Results
|Chapter Four - Where the Rubber Hits the Tarmac: Six Case Examples
|Chapter Five - Findings, Conclusions, and Further Research
|Appendix A - Diseases of Public Health Significance
|Appendix B - ICAO Document 4444, Paragraph 16.6
|Appendix C - Study Participants
|Appendix D - Survey Questions and Responses
|Appendix E - Lessons Learned as Stated by Airports and Local Health Departments
|Appendix F - Ebola Time Line for DFW Cases
|Appendix G - Checklist for Airport Communicable Disease Response Planning
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