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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Swendiman, Kathleen S. & Jones, Nancy Lee June 15, 2009.

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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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32 pages.

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  • June 15, 2009

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Swendiman, Kathleen S. & Jones, Nancy Lee. The 2009 Influenza Pandemic: Selected Legal Issues, report, June 15, 2009; Washington D.C.. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc26152/: accessed June 28, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.