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Introduction: Quarantine

Description of Quarantine

Quarantine: A period of time during which a person or animal is isolated in order to avoid the spread of contagious disease.

Quarantine: Restriction of freedom of movement of individuals who have been exposed to infectious or communicable disease in order to prevent its spread; a period of detention of vessels, vehicles, or travelers coming from infected or suspected places; and detention or isolation on account of suspected contagion. It includes government regulations on the detention of animals at frontiers or ports of entrance for the prevention of infectious disease, through a period of isolation before being allowed to enter a country. (From Dorland, 28th ed & Black's Veterinary Dictionary, 17th ed).
Source: MeSH 2007

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Broader terms for Quarantine

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