Quarantine controversy

Critics say enforced quarantine is a violation of medical ethics and individual human rights. Health authorities say they have no choice.

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.

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.

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?

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