Molecular typing technology: A legal perspective

Tania Bubela, Stephanie Yanow

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This response to Rump and Woonink (2012) on ethical questions concerning the use of molecular typing techniques in the control of infectious diseases examines the use of typing in Canada and the legal framework that will govern its increasing use for source and contact tracing in provincial health systems. It examines whether current public health and privacy laws and constitutional protections provide the appropriate balance between public and individual interests in the control of infectious diseases.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)317-320
Number of pages4
JournalPublic Health Ethics
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - Nov 2012
Externally publishedYes


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