Quarantine facts for kids

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Signal flag "Lima" called the "Yellow Jack" which when flown in harbor means the ship is under quarantine. A simple yellow flag (also called the "Yellow Jack") had historically been used to signal quarantine (it stands for Q among signal flags), but now indicates the opposite, as a signal of a ship free of disease that requests boarding and inspection.

Quarantine is where animals, people or an area of land are isolated to prevent the spread of disease, bacteria or pests.

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