The history of quarantining ships

Monday, February 17, 2020 - 4:38pm


In the 19th century, ships were often left at sea in quarantine amid disease threats such as yellow fever. But the quarantining of the Diamond Princess off of Japan, amid a COVID19 outbreak on board, is unusual in modern times. Host Marco Werman speaks with Dr. Isaac Bogach, an infectious disease specialist at the University of Toronto, about the situation.