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quarantine

An ancient right of widows to enjoy their deceased husband's home and property for a period of time after death and before allocation of the widow's other common law rights.Today, the concept has been codified in many state probate codes,which grant an allowance to the widow during the pendency of the estate probation.

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The regulations would empower the CDC to provisionally quarantine ill passengers for up to three business days, and to order full quarantine on grounds of a reasonable belief that a person or group is in the qualifying stage of a quarantinable disease.
Under Section 361 of the Public Health Services Act, (3) the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) may apprehend, examine, detain, or conditionally release persons with certain communicable diseases that are listed by an executive orders In addition, the CDC may apprehend and examine individuals traveling from one state into another if the CDC Director reasonably believes that such individuals may be infected with a quarantinable disease in its qualifying stage.
In April 2003, in response to the SARS outbreak, the federal executive branch acted rapidly to add SARS to the list of quarantinable communicable diseases.