A study on the Law relating to Public Health and Bioterrorism with special reference to Public Health (prevention, control and management of epidemics, bioterrorism and disasters) Bill, 2017
Dr. Mita Poddar
The public health is a great concern in the present condition of the society. We talk about human rights and environment protection. Presently the new challenge before the National and International entities is Bioterrorism. It refers to the intentional use of bacteria, viruses or toxins etc. to cause serious harms to the human body, animals or plants resulting to their death or disease to fulfil the political objectives. The agents of this bioterrorism can be altered to make it more effective and dangerously harmful. They can be engineered to resist current medications. This type of diseases may spread in various ways for example through air, water, food, infected persons etc. In India, recently a new law called public health law has been introduced to control the bioterrorism. The entire law deals with controlling epidemics, bioterrorism and disasters. The bio hazardous material refers to any agent which is highly infectious in nature which may cause harm to human being as well as the entire environment. The contravention of this public health law will attract punitive action.
Dr. Mita Poddar. A study on the Law relating to Public Health and Bioterrorism with special reference to Public Health (prevention, control and management of epidemics, bioterrorism and disasters) Bill, 2017. International Journal of Law, Volume 3, Issue 5, 2017, Pages 124-127