Quarantine and Isolation

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Quarantine, isolation, and other public health control measures will be discussed this week. With that in mind:


Discuss the differences between quarantine and isolation. Use examples to make your distinctions clear. Discuss current challenges to effective communicable disease control. Pick one of the challenges from the readings, or use one of your own, and discuss it here based on what you learned during this lesson. Your response must include the following: What is the issue? Describe it briefly. Is it appropriate to be regulated by public health law? Why is this issue important? How do you feel about it?

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Differences between Quarantine and Isolation
Diseases that are communicable pose threats to people and simple healthcare
administration measures are insufficient to control them. Controlling such diseases requires other
strategies like quarantine and isolation. Quarantine is separating individuals who have been
exposed to a given pathogen but are yet to develop symptoms for a given period (known period
of incubation of the suspected pathogen) to determine if they will develop symptoms (Upshur,
2003). For example, individuals exposed to the SARS virus may be by being in contact with
others who are already ill with SAR...

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