Quarantine

Quarantine is compulsory isolation, typically to contain the spread of something considered dangerous, often but not always disease. The word comes from the Italian (seventeenth century Venetian) quarantena, meaning forty-day period. Quarantine can be applied to humans, but also to animals of various kinds.

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Notable Quarantines
... The astronauts on Apollo 11 were put into quarantine for a couple of weeks in the Lunar Receiving Laboratory to make sure that they didn't carry any unknown ... The WHO fought the outbreak with extensive quarantine, and the government instituted martial law ... The quarantine was lifted in 1990 when the island was declared safe and a flock of sheep were released onto the island ...
Philadelphia Lazaretto - History
... The first quarantine station for the city of Philadelphia was erected in 1743 just southwest of where the Schuylkill and Delaware Rivers meet on the modern Penrose Ferry Road ... The new quarantine station included a hospital, offices and residences ... Philadelphia operated the facility and enforced the local quarantine regulations until the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania assumed authority for enforcing ...
Lost Frog - Frog Rescue - Quarantine
... Quarantine is extremely important in the management of lost frogs ... Once the quarantine period is over the frog still cannot be released into the wild, because it is extremely difficult to track down the exact location where the frog originally came from ...
Lobesia Botrana
... of Food and Agriculture (CDFA) announced it had established a quarantine of 162 square miles (420 km2) including portions of Napa, Sonoma and Solano counties ... The quarantine will affect movement of host material from inside the infested area. 2010, Fresno county has also been placed under quarantine after traps near Kingsburg, CA contained 2 specimens within 2 miles (3 km) of one another ...
Sechelt (steamboat) - Loss of Vessel - Rescue Efforts Fail
... Henry Charles ran to Rocky Point, where there was a telephone link to the quarantine station at William Head ... The quarantine station received the call at 756 p.m ... steamer Madge to go to the scene (Madge as the quarantine vessel always had steam up, because they never knew when a ship might arrive.) When they got there, they cruised ...