The 2009 Influenza Pandemic: Selected Legal Issues

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In late April 2009, human cases of infection with a novel influenza A(H1N1) virus, commonly known as "swine flu," were identified. Since then, the virus has become widespread. It is timely to examine the legal issues surrounding this public health threat. This report provides a brief overview of selected legal issues including emergency measures, civil rights, liability issues, and employment issues.

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Creation Date: June 15, 2009
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UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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Congressional Research Service Reports
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Swendiman, Kathleen S.

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Jones, Nancy Lee

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Place of Publication: Washington, D.C.
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  • Creation: June 15, 2009
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2009  
Description:

In late April 2009, human cases of infection with a novel influenza A(H1N1) virus, commonly known as "swine flu," were identified. Since then, the virus has become widespread. It is timely to examine the legal issues surrounding this public health threat. This report provides a brief overview of selected legal issues including emergency measures, civil rights, liability issues, and employment issues.

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32 pages.

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Congressional Research Service Reports
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