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noun confinement, custody, medical segregation, period of detention, period of isolation, restraint of movement, sanitary cordon, seclusion, segregation, separation, strict isolation
See also: captivity, confine, constraint, contain, detain, detention, durance, enclose, exclude, immure, imprisonment, insulate, isolate, ostracism, seclude, sequester

QUARANTINE, commerce, crim. law. The space of forty days, or a less quantity of time, during which the crew of a ship or vessel coming from a port or place infected or supposed to be infected with disease, are required to remain on board after their arrival, before they can be permitted to land.
     2. The object of the quarantine is to ascertain whether the crew are infected or not.
     3. To break the quarantine without legal authority is a misdemeanor. 1 Russ. on Cr. 133.
     4. In cases of insurance of ships, the insurer is responsible when the insurance extends to her being moored in port 24 hours in safety, although she may have arrived, if before the 24 hours are expired she is ordered to perform quarantine, if any accident contemplated by the policy occur 1 Marsh. on Ins. 264.

QUARANTINE, inheritances, rights. The space of forty days during which a widow has a right to remain in her late husband's principal mansion, immediately after his death. The right of the widow is also called her quarantine.
     2. In some, perhaps all the states of the United States, provision has been expressly made by statute securing to the widow this right for a greater or lesser space of time in Massachusetts, Mass. Rev. St. 411, and New York, 4 Kent, Com. 62, the widow is entitled to the mansion house for forty days. In Ohio, for one year, Walk. Intr. 231, 324. In Alabama, Indiana, Illinois, Kentucky, Missouri, New Jersey, Rhode Island and Virginia, she may occupy till dower is assigned; in Indiana, Illinois, Kentucky, Missouri, New Jersey and Virginia, she may also occupy the plantation or messuage. In Pennsylvania the statute of 9 Hen. III., c. 7, is in force, Rob. Dig. 176, by which it is declared that "a widow shall tarry in the chief house of her husband forty days after his death, within which, her dower shall be assigned her." In Massachusetts the widow is entitled to support for forty days in North Carolina for one year.
     3. Quarantine is a personal right, forfeited by implication of law, by a second marriage. Co. Litt. 82. See Ind. Rev. L. 209; 1 Virg. Rev. C. 170,; Ala. L. 260; Misso. St. 229; Ill. Rev. L. 237; N. J. Rev. C. 397 1 Ken. Rev. L. 573. See Bac. Ab. Dower, B; Co. Litt. 32, b; Id, 34, b 2 Inst. 16, 17.

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In times when quarantinable infectious diseases are prevailing at home or abroad, the administrative department of health under the State Council shall report the situation to the State Council for decisions on taking the following precautionary measures, partially or totally, in quarantine inspection: (1) giving orders to blockade relevant sections of the border and frontier water course; (2) giving orders that certain articles must be disinfected or treated with insecticides before they are allowed in or out of the country; (3) giving orders to prohibit shipment, in or out, of certain articles; (4) giving orders to designate the primary sea-ports and airports.
The regulations would empower the CDC to provisionally quarantine ill passengers for up to three business days, and to order full quarantine on grounds of a reasonable belief that a person or group is in the qualifying stage of a quarantinable disease.
There is no alternative to elimination of quarantinable diseases when bringing new materials into the U.
The Guam experiment has demonstrated that in addition to extending fresh produce shelf life, the proper mix of CA gases can kill insects and quarantinable pests in sea vans during ocean transit.
The plan contains elements of isolation, public health emergency response, quarantinable communicable diseases, and mandatory quarantine.
Under Section 361 of the Public Health Services Act, (3) the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) may apprehend, examine, detain, or conditionally release persons with certain communicable diseases that are listed by an executive orders In addition, the CDC may apprehend and examine individuals traveling from one state into another if the CDC Director reasonably believes that such individuals may be infected with a quarantinable disease in its qualifying stage.