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Fall 2016


Copyright, American Association of Legal Nurse Consultants, 2016. Reprinted by permission.

The Journal of Legal Nurse Consulting. Volume 27, Issue 3, Fall 2016, Pages 12-16


Infectious disease remains among the leading causes of death worldwide. With easy mobility and air travel, pathogens can move quickly and silently to any place around the globe in a matter of days. The recent Ebola crises in West Africa clearly demonstrated the increased risk of emerging infections in our highly connected world. Legal nurse consultants are well-positioned to provide guidance on deciphering public health laws relevant to responding to infectious disease threats.

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