Briefing note: Zika – ethical considerations

From the Nuffield Council on Bioethics Newsletter (March 2016):

The Council has published a briefing note on the ethics of public health interventions to manage infectious disease, with a particular focus on the current Zika epidemic.

The briefing note draws on previously published Council reports on public health ethicsresearch in developing countriessolidaritybiological and health data and the regulation of emerging biotechnologies.

The note was highlighted in a one-off evidence session held as part of the House of Commons Science and Technology Committee’s Zika Virus inquiry.

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