Home > Medical > Tuberculosis > Quarantine Quarantine All sections in Tuberculosis » About Tuberculosis » Different political stances » Drug Resistance » FAQs » Health Tips » HIV/Aids and TB » Living with TB » New Developments » TB News » Quarantine » Real-life Story » Symptoms » TB and other organs » TB in South Africa » Testing » Transmission » Treatment » Who is at risk? Quarantine controversy Critics say enforced quarantine is a violation of medical ethics and individual human rights. Health authorities say they have no choice. Why quarantine may backfire XDR-TB patients are being kept behind fences. Is this sensible, or a crucial error in the fight against the epidemic? Quarantine urged for XDR-TB People with a new deadly form of tuberculosis should be quarantined - even against their will - to prevent the disease's spread, scientists argue. Assess Your risk for COPD » Join HIV Talk » Ask CyberDoc » Assess Do you have asthma? » African health in focus World's Most Famous TB Patients Should SA quarantine TB patients? Should health workers have the right to force patients with serious infectious or contagious diseases to submit to treatment? XDR-TB patients face the law The Western Cape health department says it is to take legal action to get three extreme drug-resistant TB patients back into a Cape Town hospital. load more articles advertisement From our sponsors A number of good reasons why saving the tooth is a better option Breakfast like a King Alzheimer’s disease – incurable but preventable Cancer is a word that strikes fear into the hearts of many.