Trade, travel and disease : the role of law in pandemic preparedness

Bennett, Belinda & Carney, Terry (2010) Trade, travel and disease : the role of law in pandemic preparedness. Asian Journal of WTO and International Health Law and Policy, 5(2), pp. 301-330.

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In 2009 the world experienced an influenza pandemic caused by the H1N1 virus. While the pandemic was milder then expected, it nonetheless provided the world with an opportunity to do real-time testing of pandemic preparedness. This paper examines the threats to human health posed by infectious diseases and the challenges for the global community in development of effective surveillance systems for emerging infectious diseases. In 2005 a new revised version of the International Health Regulations (IHR) was adopted. The requirements of the IHR (2005) are outlined and considered in light of the constraints facing resource-poor countries. Finally, the paper addresses the role of domestic law-making in supporting public health preparedness and articulates a number of ethical principles that should be considered when developing new public health laws.

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ID Code: 70793
Item Type: Journal Article
Refereed: Yes
ISSN: 1819-5164
Divisions: Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Faculty of Law
Current > Research Centres > Australian Centre for Health Law Research
Current > Schools > School of Law
Deposited On: 30 Apr 2014 04:41
Last Modified: 12 Sep 2016 03:06

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