A ship should only be issued with a Ship Sanitation Control Exemption Certificate if it has been found free of infection and contamination. What is the difference between infection and contamination?

MCA Oral Exam Questions

Infection is defined in IHR (2005) as the entry and development or multiplication of an infectious agent in the body of humans and animals that may constitute a public health risk. Contamination is defined as the presence of an infectious or toxic agent or matter on a human or animal body surface, in or on a product prepared for consumption or on other inanimate objects, including conveyances (e. g. a ship), that may constitute a public health risk.


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