isolation period

isolation period
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a period of time during which someone with an infectious disease is kept away from other people

Usage of the words and phrases in modern English. 2013.

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  • quarantine period — n. period of isolation, isolation period, time during which an infected person or an infected region is kept isolated …   English contemporary dictionary

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