Is the Quarantine Act relevant?

Schabas, Richard
June 2007
CMAJ: Canadian Medical Association Journal;6/19/2007, Vol. 176 Issue 13, p1840
Academic Journal
The article discusses the relevance of the Quarantine Act in preventing an influenza pandemic in Canada. Border quarantine is not applicable in protecting the public against influenza pandemic. It would be impossible to identify people who are potentially exposed to a disease that is infecting millions of people in the world. In addition, it is accounted that people with asymptomatic infections in the country would still slip through a quarantine.


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