The Swine Flu Outbreak and International Law

American Society of International Law has released an ASIL Insight on the Swine Flu, which includes a handy description of WHO pandemic phases.


The Swine Flu Outbreak and International Law

April 27, 2009

by David P. Fidler

David P. Fidler, an ASIL member, is the James Louis Calamaras Professor of Law and Director of the Center on American and Global Security at the Indiana University Maurer School of Law, Bloomington

2 thoughts on “The Swine Flu Outbreak and International Law

  1. Swine flu: authoritative real-time information source

    Veratect, a Seattle-based global health surveillance start-up that first identified the Swine Flu’s emergence on April 6th, has emerged as an authoritative source of information on the outbreak. For a timeline of the outbreak, which reportedly began at an overcrowded pig farm in Veracruz, see this link. And for up-to-the-minute monitoring follow “Veratect” on Twitter (

    Given the dynamic nature of this situation, reliable information is an essential antidote for public anxiety. Let us hope that this outbreak stalls out, and that the web proves to be a source of information that forestalls baseless panic.

    Posted By: Paul Saffo (Email) | April 27 2009 at 08:01 AM

    Listed Under: Health, swine flu

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