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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.

A Law Dictionary, Adapted to the Constitution and Laws of the United States. By John Bouvier. Published 1856.
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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.
(221) 'Quarantinable Diseases' under the Proclamation are: cholera, highly pathogenic avian influenza in humans, human swine influenza with pandemic potential, the plague, rabies, severe acute respiratory syndrome, smallpox, viral haemorrhagic fevers and yellow fever: Quarantine Proclamation 1998 (Cth) s 21.
The DHS "has agreed that its personnel will assist with surveillance for quarantinable or serious communicable diseases of public health significance among persons arriving in the United States from foreign countries, with the understanding that DHS personnel may not have medical training and therefore are not expected to physically examine or diagnose illness among arriving travelers" (U.S.
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.
At the end of the post-entry quarantine period, and provided materials have tested negative for quarantinable diseases, a small number of plants will be released to the importer.
The plan contains elements of isolation, public health emergency response, quarantinable communicable diseases, and mandatory quarantine.
For example, after smallpox was eradicated in the late 1970s, IHR 1969 only applied to the traditionally "quarantinable" diseases of cholera, plague, and yellow fever.