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Technical note for Ebola virus disease preparedness planning for entry screening at airports, ports and land crossings
  • Published Date:
    December 2014
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    Introduction -- Background -- -- Planning for entry screening -- 1 Coordination of entry screening with other public health measures -- 2. Communications -- 3. Public health documents -- 4. Identification of Points of Entry and travellers to be screened -- 5. Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) -- 6. Staffing requirements -- 7. Implementation timeline -- 8. Legal context -- -- Overview of entry screening operations -- 1. Communications -- 2. Legal mechanisms for screening and other interventions -- 3. Plan of operations -- 4. Primary screening -- 5. Secondary screening -- 6.Transfer to health-care facilities -- -- Data management -- References -- Appendix 1: Sample Entry Screening Checklist -- Appendix 2: Script to be read by cabin crew to passengers prior to arrival -- Appendix 3: Template Traveller Public Health Declaration Form -- Appendix 4: Secondary Screening Form -- Appendix 5: Travel Companion Listing Form -- Appendix 6: Primary Screening Log -- Appendix 7: Referred to Secondary Screening Log -- Appendix 8: Secondary Screening Log -- Appendix 9: Screening Log Summary Reports -- Appendix 10: WHO communication poster -- Appendix 11: Sample Ill Traveller Card.

    WHO does not recommend entry screening for Ebola virus disease (EVD) outbreak in West Africa. However, for preparedness planning purposes, countries may wish to develop plans and procedures for entry screening according to their own risk assessment and cost benefit analysis. Entry screening procedures should not interfere with international travel and trade.

    This document provides recommendations for planning entry screening at Points of Entry (PoE). It was developed in collaboration with the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the International Civil Aviation Organization and the International Air Transport Association. It includes: Planning for entry screening, overview of entry screening operations, data management, sample checklists, template declaration and other forms.


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