Pandemic influenza control in Europe and the constraints resulting from incoherent public health laws   Robyn Martin1 , Alexandra Conseil2 , Abie Longstaff1 , Jimmy Kodo1 , Joachim Siegert3 , Anne-Marie Duguet4 , Paula Lobato de Faria5 , George Haringhuizen6 , Jaime Espin7 and Richard Coker2   Published 3 September 2010 1  Centre for Research in Primary and Community Care, University of Hertfordshire, College Lane, Hatfield, Hertfordshire, AL10 9AB, UK 2  Communicable Diseases Policy Research Group, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, Keppel Street, London, WC1E 7HT, UK 3  Technische Universität Dresden, Mommsenstraße 13 01069 Dresden, Germany 4  INSERM 558 Unit/Centre Hospitalier Universitaire de Toulouse, 3 Centre Hospitalier Universitaire, Toulouse, France 5  Escola Nacional de Saúde Pública, Universidade Nova de Lisboa, Avenida Padre Cruz 1600-560 Lisboa, Portugal 6  National Institute for Public Health and the Environment, Centre for Disease Control, RIVM, Ant. van Leeuwenhoeklaan 9, PO Box 1, 3720 BA Bilthoven, The Netherlands 7  Escuela Andaluza de Salud Pública (Andalusian School of Public Health) Campus Universitario de Cartuja, 4 Apdo de correos 2.070 Granada 18080, Spain     BMC Public Health 2010, 10:532doi:10.1186/1471-2458-10-532 The electronic version of this article is the complete one and can be found online at:   © 2010 Martin et al; licensee BioMed Central Ltd.This is an Open Access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License (, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.