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    Was the use of quarantine an effective control measure during the SARS outbreak in 2003 to prevent further contamination among healthcare professionals and other individuals.

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    Bernd Sebastian offers a very extensive review of the 2003 SARS outbreak in the SARSReference. He says right at the start of the piece that SARS, "in contrast to diseases like flu or rubella, is only moderately transmissible, with diseases involving respiratory transmission."
    He goes on to quote, Marc Lipsitch (Published Online 23 May 2003, Science 20 June 2003: Vol. 300 no. 5627 pp. 1966-1970 , DOI: 10.1126/science.1086616) by noting, ...

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    The expert determines if the use of quarantine an effective control measures during the SARS outbreak in 2003.