Tuberculosis and Air Travel. Second Edition
Guidelines for Prevention and Control
Nonserial Publication
World Health Organization
ISBN-13    9789241546980 ISBN-10    9241546980
Order Number    11500671   
Price    CHF    10.00 / US$    12.00 Developing countries:    CHF    7.00
English     2008        43   pages
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The revised International Health Regulations, adopted in 2005, provide a legal framework for a more effective coordinated international response to emergencies caused by outbreaks of infectious diseases. A number of provisions are relevant to the detection and control of TB during air travel, strengthening the authority of WHO and of national public health authorities in this domain.

Because of these important developments since the original guidelines were issued in 1998, WHO has prepared this revised version to take account of current public health risks that may arise during air travel and new approaches to international collaboration in dealing with them.

The guidelines were developed with the collaboration of international experts in air travel medicine and other authorities. Implementing the recommendations will help to reduce the spread of dangerous pathogens across the globe and decrease the risk of infection among individual travellers.