This title covers Quarantine practices and procedures throughout history, not unlike the self-isolation being practiced within the world today; explains virulent disease, early North American quarantine centres, epidemic and pandemic disease and its impact on historical immigration. Updated to March 12, 2020during the coronavirus pandemic, this title explains viral mutation and influenza "shift" plus critical viral and bacterial infections and pandemics over the last 2000 years. Historical aspect shows connection toEurope and East Coast American ports via the Canadian Immigration and cargo port of Halifax and its relation to East Coast ports in the USA. A great index for readily finding specific information… and two new Postscript chapters dealing with the 10 worst pandemics since the First Century AD, plus an archaeological survey of this 19th Century station (in photos). Demonstrates how Quarantine began being used 2000 years ago and remains very much the same today during this current COVID-19 pandemic. Also includes an archeological survey conducted on Lawlor's Island (2011), Canada's # 1 quarantine centre for immigration for half of the 19th and 20th Centuries, Stories are truly international, albeit the original story was set/began in Halifax harbour, whereCanada’s year-round immigration centres were located – Pier 2 and the iconicPier 21. Prophetic sub-title coined by Author and medical doctor Ian Cameron over10 years ago - What is Old is New… refers to both mutant diseases and toQuarantine practices.