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Would a person exposed to the SARS virus be quarantined?

Dr. Jeanne Morrison, PhD
Family Practitioner

Quarantine is the confining of a person who has been exposed to a particular illness but does not have symptoms of the illness. Quarantine was used in some Asian countries during the severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS) outbreak of 2003. It was not recommended in the United States, where only a low number of cases occurred. Quarantine could be used in the future should the SARS virus reemerge.

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