On November 30, 2005, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) proposed changes to federal quarantine regulations (42 CFR Parts 70 and 71). As stated in the proposed rules, the intent of changes is "to clarify and strengthen existing procedures to enable CDC to respond more effectively to current and potential communicable disease threats." Parts 70 and 71 of 42 CFR authorize the Secretary of the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) to make and enforce regulations "as in his judgement are necessary to prevent the introduction, transmission, and spread of communicable diseases" from foreign countries (Part 71) and between states (Part 70). The Center for Biosecurity of UPMC reviewed the proposed revisions to the quarantine regulations and submitted to CDC the following analysis as its official comments on the revised rules.
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