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Tuberculosis

Also see: Quarantine and Isolation Law; Police Power; Information for Courts

History

Tuberculosis, from: Tobey, James A. (DrPH, LLD), Public Health Law (3rd Edition), The Commonwealth Fund, New York, 1947

Reports

Florida Department of Health - TB law - 2008

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Plan to Combat Extensively Drug-Resistant Tuberculosis: Recommendations of the Federal Tuberculosis Task Force. MMWR 2009;58(No. RR-3):1:43.

MMWR, Federal Air Travel Restrictions for Public Health Purposes — United States, June 2007–May 2008. September 19, 2008 / Vol. 57 / No. 37.

“The 2007 XDR-TB Incident: A Breakdown at the Intersection of Homeland Security and Public Health.” Details the failures in the management of a drug resistant tuberculosis case and the failure to stop the patient from traveling internationally.

CDC Alert on drug resistant (XDR) tuberculosis, Tuesday, May 29, 2007

CDC Press Conference, May 29, 2007

CDC Press Conference, May 30, 2007

A case of tuberculosis on an airplane and how it was managed by the CDC.

WHO, Tuberculosis and air travel: guidelines for prevention and control. 2nd Edition (2006) (archived copy)

Human Tuberculosis Caused by Mycobacterium bovis --- New York City, 2001--2004, MMWR, June 24, 2005 / 54(24);605-608 - TB from unpasteurized milk

Cases

In re Washington, 2007 WI 104 (Wis. 2007) - Court upholds jailing of uncooperative tuberculosis carrier.

Aberrant decision equating tuberculosis quarantine with mental health commitment - City of Newark v. J.S., 279 N.J.Super. 178, 652 A.2d 265, 3 A.D. Cases 1834 (N.J.Super.Law Div. 1993)

Classic TB restriction case - In re Halko, 246 Cal. App. 2d 553, 54 Cal. Rptr. 661 (Cal.App.Dist.2 11-18-1966)

Court denies habeas corpus on tuberculosis patient - Moore v. Draper, 57 So.2d 648 (Fla. 1952)

 

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