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Civil Liberties in Quarantine

NPR's Daniel Zwerdling reports on how public health and law enforcement officials might respond in case of a large chemical or bioterrorism attack. Laws vary greatly as to how much power officials have to quarantine people who have contagious illnesses. There's also disarray when it comes to taking over buildings or confining large numbers of people at public events.

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