The Ethics of Biodefense
Nicholas B. King
Case Western Reserve University - Department of Biology
Bioethics, Vol. 19, No. 4, pp. 432-446, August 2005
This essay reviews major areas of ethical debate with regard to biodefense, focusing on cases in which biodefense presents ethical problems that diverge from those presented by naturally-occurring outbreaks of infectious disease. It concludes with a call for ethicists to study not only the ethical issues raised in biodefense programs, but also the ethics of biodefense more generally.
Number of Pages in PDF File: 15Accepted Paper Series
Date posted: August 28, 2005
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