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Journal of Bioanalysis & Biomedicine

ISSN: 1948-593X

Open Access

Special Issue: Isolation and quarantine in covid-19

CoronaVirus Disease of 2019. It stands for the respiratory illness caused by the coronavirus SARS-CoV-2.

Quarantine:
Quarantine does not have to be scary, rather it is an effective way to protect the public. It is defined as separating and restricting the movement of people who are exposed or are potentially exposed to a contagious disease. A quarantine keeps such people away from others so they don’t unknowingly infect anyone in their vicinity.

Quarantines may be used in times of:

  • Outbreaks: The sudden rise of cases of a disease in a region.
  • Epidemics: Outbreak of a disease over a larger area or all over a country.
  • Pandemics: Widespread disease involving the entire planet, affecting a lot of people globally.

Close contact is defined as being within 2 meters or 6 feet from a person infected with COVID-19 for a prolonged time. This includes living with, visiting, or sharing a closed space with the infected person. Even being coughed upon by a person with COVID-9 infection can qualify you as a close contact. 

Self-isolation:
Isolation, unlike quarantine, is when a person confirmed to have a contagious disease has to separate themselves from healthy individuals around them. This is done to prevent the spread of infection among the common masses. 

This special issue is focused on the recent trends in covid -19 with topics including Quarantine and Isolation.

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