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This Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Quarantine Station public health officer was responding to reports of sick crew members onboard cargo ships arriving at a United States’ port. The image depicts CDC Quarantine Public Health Associate, Inanje Mintz, as she was climbing onboard a cargo ship at the Aker Philadelphia Shipyard in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. This picture earned photographer, Douglas Weigelt, a tie for the Third Place award, in the in the 2016 CDC Connects, Public Health in Action Photo Contest, in the category of Domestic Programs.
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“Isolation and quarantine help protect the public by preventing exposure to people who have or may have a contagious disease.

- Isolation separates sick people with a contagious disease from people who are not sick.

- Quarantine separates and restricts the movement of people who were exposed to a contagious disease to see if they become sick.

Twenty U.S. Quarantine Stations, located at ports of entry and land border crossings, use these public health practices as part of a comprehensive Quarantine System that serves to limit the introduction of infectious diseases into the United States and to prevent their spread.”

For more on the subject of quarantine, please visit the link below.

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Content Providers(s):CDC/ CDC Connects
Creation Date:2016
Photo Credit:Douglas Weigelt
Links:CDC - National Center for Emerging and Zoonotic Infectious Diseases (NCEZID); Division of Global Migration and Quarantine (DGMQ); Quarantine and Isolation
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