Acknowledgements

Publication Details

This third edition of Tuberculosis and air travel: guidelines for prevention and control was prepared by WHO in collaboration with experts from leading national and international public health authorities, and with the International Civil Aviation Organization, the International Air Transport Association, international experts in the prevention and control of tuberculosis, international authorities in travel medicine, and representatives from the European Commission and the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control.

The following experts participated in the guideline working group and provided input to the preparation and review of the guidelines. Their contributions are gratefully acknowledged.

  • Dr Ibrahim Abubakar, Consultant Epidemiologist/Head of Tuberculosis Section, Respiratory Diseases Department, Centre for Infections, Health Protection Agency, London, United Kingdom
  • Dr Francisco Averhoff, CAPT, US Public Health Service, Quarantine and Border Health Services Branch, Division of Global Migration and Quarantine, National Center for Preparedness, Detection and Control of Infectious Diseases, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), Atlanta, United States of America
  • Dr Ann Buff, Epidemic Intelligence Service Officer, Outbreak Investigation Team, Surveillance, Epidemiology and Outbreak Investigations Branch, Division of Tuberculosis Elimination, National Center for STD, HIV/AIDS, Viral Hepatitis and TB Prevention, Coordinating Center for Infectious Diseases, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), Atlanta, United States of America
  • Dr Jacques Chemardin, Unité alertes et réponses, Département des urgences sanitaires, Direction générale de la santé, Paris, France
  • Dr Nigel Dowdall, Head of Health Services, British Airways, Waterside (HMAG), Harmondsworth, United Kingdom and Member of IATA Medical Advisory Group
  • Dr Edward Ellis, Manager, Tuberculosis Prevention and Control, Public Health Agency of Canada, Ottawa, Canada
  • Dr Anthony Evans, Chief, Aviation Medicine Section, International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO), Montreal, Canada
  • Dr Karoline Fernandez de la Hoz, Tuberculosis Coordinator, European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC), Stockholm, Sweden
  • Dr José Figueroa, Deputy Director of Public Health, Health Improvement Directorate, City and Hackney Teaching PCT, London, United Kingdom
  • Dr Paolo Guglielmetti, Administrator, European Commission (EC), DG SANCO C3 – Health Threats Unit, Luxembourg
  • Dr Peter Helbling, Federal Office of Public Health (FOPH), Bern, Switzerland
  • Dr Vincent Houdry, Seconded National Expert, European Commission (EC), DG SANCO C3 – Health Threats Unit, Luxembourg
  • Dr Jean-Paul Klein, Sektion III, Fachexperte (HIV/AIDS, TBC, Impfwesen), Bundesministerium für Gesundheit, Familie und Jugend, Vienna, Austria
  • Dr Henry Kong, Chief Port Health Officer, Port Health Office, Department of Health, China, Hong Kong SAR
  • Dr Katrin Leitmeyer, Seconded National Expert, Preparedness and Response Unit, European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC), Stockholm, Sweden
  • Dr Philip LoBue, Associate Director for Science, Division of Tuberculosis Elimination, National Center for STD, HIV/AIDS, Viral Hepatitis and TB Prevention, Coordinating Center for Infectious Diseases, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), Atlanta, United States of America
  • Dr Karen Marienau, Quarantine and Border Health Services Branch, Division of Global Migration and Quarantine, National Center for Preparedness, Detection and Control of Infectious Diseases, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), Atlanta, United States of America
  • Dr Marie-Claire Paty, Bureau risque infectieux et politique vaccinale, Sous-direction prévention des risques infectieux, Direction générale de la santé, Ministère de la santé, de la jeunesse et des sports, Paris, France
  • Mr Derek Scholten, Senior Epidemiologist, Tuberculosis Prevention and Control, Public Health Agency of Canada, Ottawa, Canada
  • Prof. Robert Steffen, Director, WHO Collaborating Centre for Travellers’ Health, University of Zurich Institute of Social and Preventive Medicine, Zurich, Switzerland
  • Dr Claude Thibeault, Medical Advisor, International Air Transport Association (IATA), Montreal, Canada and Chairman, IATA Medical Advisory Group
  • Dr Stéphane Veyrat, Responsable unité alertes et réponses, Département des urgences sanitaires, Direction générale de la santé, Ministère de la santé, de la jeunesse et des sports, Paris, France
  • Dr Jane Zuckerman, Director, WHO Collaborating Centre for Travel Medicine, Royal Free and University College Medical School, London, United Kingdom

WHO secretariat

Dr Léopold Blanc, Dr Pierpaolo de Colombani, Dr Max Hardiman, Dr Ernesto Jaramillo, Ms Riikka Koskenmaki, Dr Ota Masaka, Dr Daniel Menucci, Dr Paul Nunn, Dr Salah Ottmani, Mr Bruce Plotkin, Dr Mario Raviglione, Dr Kathrin Thomas, Dr Pieter Van Maaren, Dr Risards Zaleskis.

Managing editor

Dr Lindsay Martinez