Quarantine facts for kids

Kids Encyclopedia Facts
ICS Lima
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.

Images for kids


Quarantine Facts for Kids. Kiddle Encyclopedia.