Pandemic influenza viral infections pose a highly virulent and very real threat to the public's health. Recent vaccine shortages have heightened the interest in, and need for, influenza preparedness on a global scale. This article identifies the primary interventions designed to prevent pandemic influenza, explores the inevitable legal and ethical questions associated with such interventions, and recommends the adoption of ethical values in public health decision-making.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||9|
|Journal||Journal of Law, Medicine and Ethics|
|State||Published - 2004|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Issues, ethics and legal aspects
- Health Policy