Published in Medical Letter on the CDC and FDA, February 24th, 2002
The public health tactic has been revisited as officials consider roping off homes, blocks, or even entire cities to keep a potentially dangerous agent from spreading.
Health leaders stress it would take an emergency, like a wide release of smallpox in a sprawling airport, to trigger a quarantine, which would restrict potentially exposed people to a tightly controlled area.
But at least 20 states and the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention are reviewing their quarantine laws, trying to determine...
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