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quarantine

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  • n  enforced isolation of patients suffering from a contagious disease in order to prevent the spread of disease
  • n  isolation to prevent the spread of infectious disease
  • v  place into enforced isolation, as for medical reasons
    My dog was quarantined before he could live in England

  • For close to 3 weeks after Apollo left the moon, the astronauts were in quarantine.
  • Britain relaxes its antiquated rabies quarantine law, making it easier for some pets to enter the country.
  • Police officers quickly quarantinedthe hotel in Seol, where the first swine flu case was recorded.
News & Articles

  • Patients' families: Scabies outbreak at nursing home
    A Harrisburg nursing home has requested visitors not visit because of a contagious disease. Channel 9 went by the Oaks at Town Center on Roberta Road and saw a sign warning visitors not to come in. It said the facility is under quarantine because of a “highly contagious infection.” Family members of two patients told Channel 9 the infection is scabies. Channel 9 went inside the nursing home and ...
    June 14, 2013 - WSOC-TV Charlotte
  • Woodbine barn under quarantine after filly's death
    ETOBICOKE, Ontario – Woodbine’s Barn 1 was under a voluntary quarantine Tuesday, pending the results of a necropsy on a filly who died in her stall Monday morning.
    June 11, 2013 - Daily Racing Form
  • Five Counties in Northeastern Missouri Affected by Quarantine
    Quarantine Expanded to Slow Spread of Invasive Pest
    June 10, 2013 - Kansas City InfoZine
Quotes

  • Donald Tsang in Washington Post
    We all understand the boredom, the frustration they experienced during the quarantine period,Hong Kong leader Donald Tsang told reporters outside the hotel. "We are thankful for the sacrifice they have made for the sake of public health."
  • Tony Burke in International Herald Tribune
    We have to drive cultural change in our quarantine and biosecurity systems so that Australians can have public confidence in them,Burke said.
  • Nicola Roxon in USA Today
    It may not be necessary for there to be a quarantine arrangement,Roxon told reporters.

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