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Suggested Citation:"Summary ." National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine. 2013. Infectious Disease Mitigation in Airports and on Aircraft. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press. doi: 10.17226/22512.
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1 The objectives of this project were to evaluate the risks of disease transmission in airports and on aircraft, identify measures that could be implemented to minimize those risks, and provide a summary document to airport and airline operators with recommendations. The work was completed with input from a panel of subject matter experts and resulted in the identification of 24 recommended actions, categorized in three broad domains: Buildings, Airplanes, and People. S U M M A R Y Infectious Disease Mitigation in Airports and on Aircraft

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The risk of disease transmission at airports and on aircraft is similar to the risks associated with other densely populated places. There are also unique factors related to the interaction of individuals from geographically diverse regions with differing immunity and endemic diseases.

The TRB Airport Cooperative Research Program's ACRP Report 91: Infectious Disease Mitigation in Airports and on Aircraft offers guidance for mitigating the risk of disease spread via droplet, airborne, and contact at airports and aboard aircraft.

ACRP Chats With Jack McCarthy on ACRP Report 91 from The National Academies


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