October 2, 1948


JAMA. 1948;138(5):370-371. doi:10.1001/jama.1948.02900050038017

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COORDINATE QUARANTINE REGULATIONS  Public health quarantine regulations of the Canal Zone and the United States have been coordinated in a way that will facilitate maritime and air commerce after September 1. As of this date, ships and aircraft receiving complete public health quarantine clearance at a port in one of these areas will not be required to undergo quarantine inspection on arrival at the other area, unless stops are made at a foreign country en route.Surgeon General Leonard A. Scheele of the U. S. Public Health Service explained that quarantine inspections are performed primarily to prevent importation of the internationally designated "quarantinable diseases": cholera, transmitted by infected food or water or by contact; plague, transmitted by the rat flea or contact; typhus, transmitted by lice; smallpox, transmitted by contact, and yellow fever, transmitted by the Aedes aegypti and other mosquitoes. Ships are inspected before being permitted to

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