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May 19, 1945


JAMA. 1945;128(3):207-208. doi:10.1001/jama.1945.02860200047015

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The Council of the United Nations Relief and Rehabilitation Administration recommended in November 1943 that government and recognized national authorities cooperate fully with the administration in establishing, at the earliest possible date, regional and other emergency agreements and arrangements for the notification, within the limits of military security, of diseases likely to become epidemic, uniformity in quarantine regulations and for other measures of prevention. An Expert Commission on Quarantine was appointed by the Standing Technical Subcommittee on Health for Europe on May 12, 1944 with instructions to draft, for consideration by the Subcommittee on Health, international sanitary agreements of an emergency nature designed to take effect at the earliest possible date and to continue through the immediate postwar period. The two principal existing international treaties relating to quarantine were the International Sanitary Convention, signed at Paris in 1926, and the International Sanitary Convention for Aerial Navigation, signed at The Hague

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