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Primer: Emergency Legal Preparedness Concerning Ebola Virus Disease

posted on Mon, Dec 1 2014 4:02 pm by James G. Hodge, Jr., J.D., LL.M.

This resource provides an overview of the Ebola outbreak in Guinea, Liberia, Sierra Leone and Nigeria, and how these and other countries in Europe and Asia, as well as the World Health Organization, are responding to stop the potential spread of the disease. The resource also examines emerging emergency legal preparedness issues in the U.S. as federal, state and local health officials consider measures to protect the public’s health in the event of the further spread of Ebola. Included are links to information on travel restrictions, emergency declarations, vaccine development, and isolation and quarantine measures.

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