Port Health

The council has appointed port medical officers who are available to assess the risks from passengers arriving at Stansted Airport with a suspected infectious disease.

Malaria is still a major problem in the world and it can be spread by mosquitoes. Environmental health staff carry out checks on aircraft coming from malaria affected areas to make sure that insect control measures have been taken to destroy any mosquitoes that might have been present.

In addition the flight catering operations, hygiene of the terminal and aircraft water supplies and general food hygiene standards are monitored and inspected by environmental health staff.