Fact Sheet: Isolation and Quarantine, May 1, 2009

(2009) Fact Sheet: Isolation and Quarantine, May 1, 2009. Public Health, Department of (Health and Human Services, Department of)


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To contain the spread of a contagious illness, public health authorities rely on many strategies. Two of these strategies are isolation and quarantine. Both are common practices in public health, and both aim to control exposure to infected or potentially infected persons. Both may be undertaken voluntarily or required by public health authorities. The two strategies differ in that isolation applies to persons who are known to have an illness, and quarantine applies to those who have been exposed to a person who is ill but who may or may not become ill.

Item Type: Departmental Report
Keywords: Swine Flu, Public Health, Flu, Viruses
Subjects: Health and medicine > Public health > Environmental health
Health and medicine > Diseases
Health and medicine > Public health
Health and medicine
ID Code: 7300
Deposited By: Margaret Barr
Deposited On: 22 May 2009 14:08
Last Modified: 22 May 2009 14:08
URI: https://publications.iowa.gov/id/eprint/7300