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Quarantine and Isolation: Lessons Learned from SARS   [open pdf - 742KB]

"This report uses the experience with Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS) to highlight the broad legal and policy challenges in preparing for an outbreak of infectious disease or similar public health emergency. Based on an analysis of the history of quarantine and isolation, relevant U.S. law, and the roles of various governmental bodies in infectious disease control, as well as lessons learned from detailed case studies of the six jurisdictions at the center of the SARS epidemic (Canada, China, Hong Kong, Singapore, Taiwan, and Vietnam), we identified twelve key issues for public health officials and other policy makers within three broad categories [....]."

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2003-11
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Institute for Bioethics, Health Policy and Law, University of Louisville School of Medicine. Posted here from Lessons Learned Information Sharing database (LLIS). Documents are for personal use only and copyright laws apply.
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