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What measures for disease prevention that were used historically should be used today? Why do you think some were discarded as preventive measures?

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    People with some contagious diseases used to be quarantined. When I was a child, about 1943, I had scarlet fever. Of course, my younger brother caught it from me. My mother, brother, and I were quarantined and couldn't leave the house for six weeks for fear of contaminating others.

    I doubt if quarantining is necessary today.

    Lepers also used to be quarantined.

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