What Is An Ebola Quarantine?

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Isolation vs Quarantine

People who are ill with a contagious disease are put into isolation to prevent the disease from spreading. Healthy individuals who have been exposed to a dangerous contagious disease are put into quarantine.

Isolation and quarantine help protect the public by preventing exposure to people who have or may have a contagious disease.

Isolation separates sick people with a contagious disease from people who are not sick. (For example: the first US Ebola patient Thomas Duncan was in isolation).

Quarantine separates and restricts the movement of people who were exposed to a contagious disease to see if they become sick.

(For example: Duncan’s  family members who shared a small Dallas apartment with him, was put in Quarantine)

Twenty U.S. Quarantine Stations, located at ports of entry and land border crossings, use these public health practices as part of a comprehensive Quarantine System that serves to limit the introduction of infectious diseases into the United States and to prevent their spread

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