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Isolation and Quarantine Toolkit [ Website ]
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In the absence of rapid and definitive diagnostic tests, vaccines, or cures, isolation and quarantine remain public health's best strategy against the spread of communicable diseases. These strategies were historically used for the large-scale epidemics of the 19th and first half of the 20th centuries, but more recently as an individual strategy that is carried out in a quiet, small-scale manner, out of public view.

Recent events and concern about the deliberate release of biological agents such as plague and anthrax or the spread of emerging diseases such as pandemic influenza and SARS have changed the context of public health preparedness. Proactively planning for and managing the implementation of a large-scale isolation and quarantine has once again become part of public health's fundamental responsibility.


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Isolation and Quarantine Toolkit (Website) 

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Isolation and Quarantine Toolkit

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Author: Seattle & King County Advanced Practice Center
Related Topics: Isolation and Quarantine
Suggested Audiences: Business/Community/Civic leaders, Communication Specialists, Environmental health professionals, Health officials, Law Enforcement (police/state/FBI, etc.), Mental Health professionals, Military personnel, Planners, Policy makers/analysts, Rural Public Health Professionals, Social Workers
Product PHEP Capabilities: Capability 11: Non-Pharmaceutical Interventions

Goals and Objectives:

• Plan for and manage a large-scale isolation and quarantine response.
• Facilitate the collaborative planning process that health jurisdictions undertake with community response partners.
• Address community partners, facilities operations, legal and law enforcement, risk communication, and vulnerable populations.