The Resource Air travel and communicable diseases, comprehensive federal plan needed for U.S. aviation system's preparedness : report to Ranking Member, Subcommittee on Aviation, Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure, House of Representatives

Air travel and communicable diseases, comprehensive federal plan needed for U.S. aviation system's preparedness : report to Ranking Member, Subcommittee on Aviation, Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure, House of Representatives

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Air travel and communicable diseases, comprehensive federal plan needed for U.S. aviation system's preparedness : report to Ranking Member, Subcommittee on Aviation, Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure, House of Representatives
Title
Air travel and communicable diseases, comprehensive federal plan needed for U.S. aviation system's preparedness
Title remainder
report to Ranking Member, Subcommittee on Aviation, Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure, House of Representatives
Title variation
Comprehensive federal plan needed for U.S. aviation system's preparedness
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Language
eng
Summary
Past communicable diseases, such as the recent Ebola epidemic, have resulted in many deaths and highlight the potential economic cost of disruptions to air travel and the U.S. and global economies. GAO was asked to review the preparedness of the U.S. aviation system to respond to communicable diseases. This report examines (1) the extent to which selected U.S. airports and airlines have plans for responding to communicable disease threats from abroad and to which a national aviation-preparedness plan guides preparedness, and (2) the challenges that U.S. airports and airlines have faced when responding to threats and any actions taken to address them. GAO reviewed available documents and interviewed representatives from 14 U.S. international airports -- selected to reflect a range of activities and facilities -- and the 3 major U.S. airlines. GAO also reviewed applicable federal requirements and international obligations and guidance for U.S. airports and airlines, and interviewed officials and reviewed documents from federal agencies and aviation stakeholder groups. GAO recommends that DOT work with relevant stakeholders, such as the Department of Health and Human Services, to develop a national aviation-preparedness plan for communicable diseases. DOT agrees a plan is needed, but suggests public health agencies lead the effort. GAO continues to believe the recommendation is correctly directed to DOT, as discussed in this report.--Highlights page
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FER
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federal national government publication
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  • illustrations
  • maps
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no index present
Literary form
non fiction
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  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
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Air travel and communicable diseases, comprehensive federal plan needed for U.S. aviation system's preparedness : report to Ranking Member, Subcommittee on Aviation, Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure, House of Representatives
Link
http://purl.fdlp.gov/GPO/gpo77596
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Publication
Note
  • "December 2015."
  • "Accessible version."
  • "GAO-16-127."
  • Available online
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
online resource
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cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
mixed
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn934804740
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unknown
Extent
1 online resource (ii, 60 pages)
Form of item
online
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Other physical details
color illustrations, color map
Specific material designation
remote
Label
Air travel and communicable diseases, comprehensive federal plan needed for U.S. aviation system's preparedness : report to Ranking Member, Subcommittee on Aviation, Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure, House of Representatives
Link
http://purl.fdlp.gov/GPO/gpo77596
Publication
Note
  • "December 2015."
  • "Accessible version."
  • "GAO-16-127."
  • Available online
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
mixed
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn934804740
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (ii, 60 pages)
Form of item
online
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Other physical details
color illustrations, color map
Specific material designation
remote

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