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by generic on Tue Apr 21st, 2020 at 06:08:51 PM EST
History of quarantine
The practice of quarantine, as we know it, began during the 14th century in an effort to protect coastal cities from plague epidemics. Ships arriving in Venice from infected ports were required to sit at anchor for 40 days before landing. This practice, called quarantine, was derived from the Italian words quaranta giorni which mean 40 days.
No mention of suspicion of infection.
by gk (gk (gk quattro due due sette @gmail.com)) on Tue Apr 21st, 2020 at 06:16:59 PM EST
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