Are Traditional Public Health Strategies Consistent with Contemporary American Values?

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Mark A. Rothstein

University of Louisville - Institute for Bioethics, Health Policy, and Law; University of Louisville - Louis D. Brandeis School of Law

Date Written: May 1, 2004

Abstract

From November 2002 to July 2003 there were 8,098 probable cases of severe accute respiratory syndrome ("SARS") in twenty-nine countries, with 774 deaths. The SARS epidemic demonstrated the capability of global econimic and transportatins systems to spead an infection thousand of miles withing hours. It also demonstrated the challenges of using the traditional public health measures of surveilllance, contact tracing, quartantine, and isolation in modern, independent, and population dense societies.

Keywords: public health, SARS, law, spanish flu, quarantine, epidemics

JEL Classification: K31, K32

Suggested Citation

Rothstein, Mark A., Are Traditional Public Health Strategies Consistent with Contemporary American Values? (May 1, 2004). Temple Law Review, Vol. 77, No. 2, p. 175, 2004. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1518584

Mark A. Rothstein (Contact Author)

University of Louisville - Institute for Bioethics, Health Policy, and Law ( email )

Louisville, KY 40202
United States

HOME PAGE: http://www.louisville.edu/bioethics

University of Louisville - Louis D. Brandeis School of Law ( email )

Wilson W. Wyatt Hall
Louisville, KY 40292
United States

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