Coronavirus and more: a brief history of quarantines

The largest quarantine in human history is happening right now

Stars Insider

28/09/20 | StarsInsider

HEALTH Infection control

The world is currently witnessing the largest quarantine in human history. While this is an unprecedented event, due to to its scale, quarantines have been used throughout history to contain diseases. Isolating infected individuals has proved to be effective when trying to contain certain pandemics. As a result, quarantines are still used to this day.

In this gallery, we look back on the origins and history of the practice of quarantine, as well as revisiting its most famous cases. Click through to learn more.


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