EO 13295
Effective Date: April 09, 2003

Responsible Office: Office of the Administrator
Subject: Revised List of Quarantinable Communicable Diseases

Revised List of Quarantinable Communicable 

                By the authority vested in me as President by the 
                Constitution and the laws of the United States of 
                America, including section 361(b) of the Public Health 
                Service Act (42 U.S.C. 264(b)), it is hereby ordered as 

                Section 1. Based upon the recommendation of the 
                Secretary of Health and Human Services (the 
                ``Secretary''), in consultation with the Surgeon 
                General, and for the purpose of specifying certain 
                communicable diseases for regulations providing for the 
                apprehension, detention, or conditional release of 
                individuals to prevent the introduction, transmission, 
                or spread of suspected communicable diseases, the 
                following communicable diseases are hereby specified 
                pursuant to section 361(b) of the Public Health Service 

                    (a) Cholera; Diphtheria; infectious Tuberculosis; 
                Plague; Smallpox; Yellow Fever; and Viral Hemorrhagic 
                Fevers (Lassa, Marburg, Ebola, Crimean-Congo, South 
                American, and others not yet isolated or named).
                    (b) Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS), which 
                is a disease associated with fever and signs and 
                symptoms of pneumonia or other respiratory illness, is 
                transmitted from person to person predominantly by the 
                aerosolized or droplet route, and, if spread in the 
                population, would have severe public health 

                Sec. 2. The Secretary, in the Secretary's discretion, 
                shall determine whether a particular condition 
                constitutes a communicable disease of the type 
                specified in section 1 of this order.

                Sec. 3. The functions of the President under sections 
                362 and 364(a) of the Public Health Service Act (42 
                U.S.C. 265 and 267(a)) are assigned to the Secretary.

                Sec. 4. This order is not intended to, and does not, 
                create any right or benefit enforceable at law or 
                equity by any party against the United States, its 
                departments, agencies, entities, officers, employees or 
                agents, or any other person.

                Sec. 5. Executive Order 12452 of December 22, 1983, is 
                hereby revoked.

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                      THE WHITE HOUSE,


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