The difference between isolation and quarantine


>>MFASCO: Hello and welcome to the MFASCO
Health and Safety Blog. In labs, hospitals and other settings, bio-safety
is of the utmost importance. If there’s ever a worse-case scenario knowing
the difference between a quarantine and isolation can help protect public health. While these two terms are often used interchangeably,
the CDC defines them as follows: An isolation is the act of separating a person
or people with a contagious disease from those who are well. A quarantine is used to restrict those who
have potentially been exposed to a hazardous contaminant in order to see if they get sick,
hence those in quarantine might not be affected, whereas isolation is used specifically because
a person has been contaminated.