George B Haringhuizen

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BACKGROUND With the emergence of influenza H1N1v the world is facing its first 21st century global pandemic. Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS) and avian influenza H5N1 prompted development of pandemic preparedness plans. National systems of public health law are essential for public health stewardship and for the implementation of public health(More)
Mandatory notification can be a useful tool to support infectious disease prevention and control. Guidelines are needed to help policymakers decide whether mandatory notification of an infectious disease is appropriate. We developed a decision aid, based on a range of criteria previously used in the Netherlands or in other regions to help decide whether to(More)
The Dutch Public Health Act, which came into force on 1 December 2008, replaces the existing laws concerning the combating of infectious diseases. Important changes have been incorporated in the new Public Health Act in comparison with the previous law on infectious diseases. Diseases which are probably infectious in nature and caused by as yet unknown(More)
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