Global and Domestic Legal Preparedness and Response: 2014 Ebola Outbreak

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    The global rise of Ebola viral diseases in 2014 necessitates legal responses that promote effective public health responses and respect for the health and human rights of populations. Compulsory public health interventions, approval and administration of experimental drugs or vaccines, and allocation of finite resources require difficult choices in law and policy. Crafting legal decisions in real-time emergencies is neither easy nor predictable, but it is essential to controlling epidemics and saving lives.

    Original languageEnglish (US)
    Pages (from-to)47-50
    Number of pages4
    JournalDisaster medicine and public health preparedness
    Issue number1
    StatePublished - Oct 7 2015


    • Epidemics
    • Policy Making
    • Public Policy

    ASJC Scopus subject areas

    • Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health


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