ABSTRACT

2009 Influenza Pandemic: Selected Legal Issues [Updated August 11, 2009]   [open pdf - 398KB]

"On June 11, the World Health Organization (WHO) raised the level of influenza pandemic alert to phase 6, which indicates the start of an actual pandemic. This change reflects the spread of the influenza A(H1N1) virus, not its severity. Although currently the pandemic is of moderate severity with the majority of patients experiencing mild symptoms and making a rapid and full recovery, this experience could change. This report provides a brief overview of selected legal issues including emergency measures, civil rights, liability issues, and employment issues."

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CRS Report for Congress, R40560
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2009-08-11
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