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A study on the possibility and risk of dengue fever in Korea due to climate change and the main contents and improvement measures of the 「Infectious Disease Control and Prevention Act」

  • Legal Theory & Practice Review
  • Abbr : LTPR
  • 2020, 8(3), pp.131-149
  • Publisher : The Korea Society for Legal Theory and Practice Inc.
  • Research Area : Social Science > Law
  • Received : July 2, 2020
  • Accepted : August 22, 2020
  • Published : August 31, 2020

Kim Sung Ryul 1

1금강대학교

Candidate

ABSTRACT

Climate change due to the phenomena such as global warming and El Niño has caused the rising of the average annual temperature worldwide, and Korea is also affected. As a result, an environment has been created where mosquitoes that can cause dengue fever can inhabit. Dengue fever, one of the infectious diseases caused by mosquitoes, has a great risk in that it does not yet have a cure and vaccine, and the mortality rate is more than 5%. In the case of infectious diseases including dengue fever that use mosquitoes as a carrier, it would be most effective if the mosquitoes can be eradicated, but it is very difficult to realize. Because there are about 3,500 species of mosquitoes on the planet today, living in almost all parts of the world, and the breeding rate is also known to be very high, so it is practically impossible to eradicate them all. Therefore, it is necessary to investigate the actual condition of the mosquito habitats in Korea as mosquitoes are the carrier for dengue fever, to establish a quarantine system with continuous tracking and monitoring, and to strengthen quarantine procedures to block import from overseas through ships and aircraft. In addition, initial response is very important in the case of infectious diseases including dengue fever with mosquitoes as a carrier, so it is necessary to unify the management and supervisory powers currently distributed in various ministries in order to respond quickly and efficiently, and provision of regulations and system maintenance are required to this end.

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