Is There a Case for Quarantine Perspectives from SARS to Ebola
Barbisch, D., Koenig, K., and Shih, F. (2015). Is There a Case for Quarantine? Perspectives from SARS to Ebola. Disaster Medicine and Public Health Preparedness, 23:1-7.
The authors emphasize the need for the public and medical professionals to better understand the meaning of quarantine and explain related terminology. They also provide a case study from Taiwan during the 2002-2003 severe acute respiratory syndrome outbreak. The authors include a quarantine and isolation decision tree that can help policy makers and public health officials in the event of an outbreak.