Updated 05 August 2009

40 days of quarantine

Pandemic threats such as swine flu and pneumonic plague have resulted in hundreds of people being quarantined. Read some interesting facts about this practice all over the world.

Death or disfigurement: that's what catching a disease often meant in the past. No wonder people would often go to inhumane lengths to try and avoid being infected.

And in South Africa, XDR TB sufferers are confined to TB hospitals to try and curb the spread of this infectious disease.


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