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Up to date as of February 02, 2010

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For other uses of the term, see Quarantine (disambiguation).

A quarantine is the act of enforcing isolation in an attempt to contain a dangerous element, such as disease, malevolent lifeform, or other dangers. An individual can be placed under quarantine, as can a ship, planet, or even an entire area of space.

In 2364, following the death of Tasha Yar at the hands of Armus on Vagra II, Captain Jean-Luc Picard placed Vagra II under quarantine to keep Armus from escaping the planet. (TNG episode: "Skin of Evil")

In 2369, when the aphasia virus was released on Deep Space 9, the station and all docked ships were placed under quarantine in order to keep the virus from spreading to Bajor or any other worlds. (DS9 episode: "Babel")

Later in the year station personnel on Deep Space 9 began constructing a quarantine module in order to be able to isolate people carrying infection on incoming ships. This module was converted into a space station for use at the Gamma Quadrant end of the Bajoran Wormhole to monitor traffic and establish a Bajoran claim to the space around that end of the wormhole. (DS9 novel: Bloodletter)

In 2370 Beverly Crusher told Admiral Adams half of the crew of the USS Enterprise-D were under quarantine following an outbreak of Andorian measles. In reality the crew were perfectly healthy and Dr Crusher had made up the outbreak to provide cover for their investigation of a Starfleet conspiracy on Earth. (TNG comic: "An Inconvenient Truth")

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Up to date as of February 07, 2010

From Lostpedia

Quarantine warning on the inside of the Swan's door
Quarantine warning on the inside of the Arrow's door
Schematic of the Helgus Antonius

Quarantine is the process of isolating people or objects that might be carrying contaminants such as diseases, chemicals or radioactivity. It is also the name given to the time period in such isolation while tests are conducted to find out if such contamination exists.


In Lost

The word "QUARANTINE" was first seen stenciled on the hatch door to the Swan station. It was later also seen stenciled on the Arrow station entrance, but notably not on any other DHARMA stations seen to date.

The survivors of Flight 815 linked the word with the Sickness described by Danielle Rousseau. When Aaron fell sick in "Maternity Leave", Kate stated: "Claire thinks he's sick, as in 'quarantine' sick".

In "Live Together, Die Alone", Kelvin wore a biohazard suit, and told Desmond he had to wear it outside the station to avoid becoming sick. He asked Desmond "You want to go out there with the quarantine and the Hostiles?" Desmond later learned that this was, at least in part, a ploy by Kelvin.

There is a possibility the quarantine warning may be related to the vaccine or the toxic gas released at the time of The Purge. ("The Man Behind the Curtain")  ("The Constant")

In The Lost Experience

In a flat in St. Germain de Pres, France, Rachel Blake found a folder left for her by Darla Taft. Inside, amongst other items, she found schematics for a hospital ship, named the Helgus Antonius. She worryingly noted that the wards on the ships were marked "quarantined".

Jigsaw puzzle

The official Lost jigsaw puzzles contained a book code cipher on the back of one puzzle. After translating it using The Turn of the Screw, one message, written by Kelvin or Radzinsky, is "QUARANTINE IS A HOAX".

Unanswered questions

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  • Why did the Swan and Arrow contain quarantine warnings?

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Up to date as of February 04, 2010

From Wookieepedia, the Star Wars wiki.

Quarantine was the area of D-Six used by the Outbound Flight Colony to exile Force-sensitives.


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Up to date as of February 05, 2010

From Traveller Wiki - Science-Fiction Adventure in the Far future

The Quarantine is a defensive cordon of customs and military forces, combined with protective technical protocols, intended to prevent infection by the Virus. The Quarantine was the main focus of the Spinward Accords: signing created an obligation for each member state "to create, uphold and maintain certain regulations aimed at preventing viral infection among the Spinward States, and building and maintaining sufficient forces to enforce the Quarantine at all necessary points of their space...... within a reasonable framework that can be considered responsible within the tenets of the Accords." This last bit of text permits some leeway to signers to create a Quarantine within the contexts of their own particular circumstances, without undermining the common defense and welfare of the Spinward States as a whole.

This little bit of wriggle room has created a wide and varying degree of interpretations of a Quarantine that is "considered responsible" by the whole. Arguably the strictest Quarantine is maintained by the largest Spinward States: the Regency, the Aslan along the Rift and the Zhodani. Regulations generally become more lax, and enforcement less stringent as one gets farther away from the trailing "hot zone." Within the more spinward reaches, especially the New Colonies in Fulani or Theron sectors, or regions farther along the Zhodani Shadow, the Quarantine exists mainly in name rather than in fact.

This article was copied or excerpted from the following copyrighted sources and used under license from Far Future Enterprises and by permission of the author.
Peter Gray - Beyond Library

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