ABSTRACT

Guidelines on the Prevention and Management of Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS)   [open pdf - 216KB]

The World Health Organization International Health Regulations (IHR) contain provisions regarding routine point of entry control activities and specific measures for some diseases. In addition, the IHR reference technical guides for both ships and aircraft. The SARS outbreak, like other international disease outbreaks that occur around the world from time to time, requires that crew have a basic understanding of the disease, the risks and the public health precautions necessary for both passenger and crew protection. The information in this memo, like the Guide to Hygiene and Sanitation in Aircraft and the Guide to Ship Sanitation, is provided as a technical reference for the development of operating procedures by international passenger transport companies. Although this information is provided for use by international ship and aircraft operators, it can apply, as appropriate, to other means of travel.

Report Number:
MSC/Circ.1096
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Date:
2003-06-16
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© International Maritime Organization
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International Maritime Organization http://www.imo.org
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pdf
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