Swine Flu: Legal Obligations and Consequences When the World Health Organization Declares a “Public Health Emergency of International Concern”

On Saturday, the World Health Organization declared the swine flu outbreak in Mexico and the United States to constitute a “public health emergency of international concern” under the International Health Regulations, a legally binding international instrument on disease prevention, surveillance, control, and response adopted by 194 countries. Countries with confirmed cases of swine flu are […]

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