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Through the Quarantine Looking Glass: Drug-Resistant Tuberculosis and Public Health Governance, Law, and Ethics

Overview of attention for article published in Journal of Law, Medicine & Ethics, January 2021
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  • In the top 5% of all research outputs scored by Altmetric
  • One of the highest-scoring outputs from this source (#3 of 926)
  • High Attention Score compared to outputs of the same age (99th percentile)
  • High Attention Score compared to outputs of the same age and source (94th percentile)

Mentioned by

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25 news outlets
blogs
3 blogs
policy
1 policy source
wikipedia
1 Wikipedia page

Citations

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23 Dimensions

Readers on

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66 Mendeley
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1 CiteULike
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Title
Through the Quarantine Looking Glass: Drug-Resistant Tuberculosis and Public Health Governance, Law, and Ethics
Published in
Journal of Law, Medicine & Ethics, January 2021
DOI 10.1111/j.1748-720x.2007.00185.x
Pubmed ID
Authors

David P. Fidler, Lawrence O. Gostin, Howard Markel

Abstract

The incident in May-June 2007 involving a U.S. citizen traveling internationally while infected with drug-resistant tuberculosis involved the U.S. federal government's application of its quarantine and isolation powers. The incident and the isolation order raised numerous important issues for public health governance, law, and ethics. This article explores many of these issues by examining how the exercise of quarantine powers provides a powerful lens through which to understand how societies respond to and attempt to govern threats posed by dangerous, contagious pathogens. The article considers historical aspects of governmental power to quarantine and isolate individuals and groups; analyzes the current state of quarantine and isolation law in the United States in light of the recent incident with drug-resistant tuberculosis; and explores global aspects of public health governance and law highlighted by this incident.

Mendeley readers

The data shown below were compiled from readership statistics for 66 Mendeley readers of this research output. Click here to see the associated Mendeley record.

Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
United States 3 5%
Brazil 2 3%
France 1 2%
Unknown 60 91%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Master 17 26%
Researcher 13 20%
Student > Ph. D. Student 9 14%
Student > Bachelor 7 11%
Professor > Associate Professor 5 8%
Other 7 11%
Unknown 8 12%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Medicine and Dentistry 18 27%
Social Sciences 11 17%
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 7 11%
Economics, Econometrics and Finance 4 6%
Nursing and Health Professions 4 6%
Other 13 20%
Unknown 9 14%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 218. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 15 March 2020.
All research outputs
#81,292
of 15,835,365 outputs
Outputs from Journal of Law, Medicine & Ethics
#3
of 926 outputs
Outputs of similar age
#1,230
of 234,082 outputs
Outputs of similar age from Journal of Law, Medicine & Ethics
#1
of 19 outputs
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