Economic Impact of Cystic Echinococcosis in Peru

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Pedro L Moro; Christine M Budke; Peter M Schantz; Julio Vasquez; Saul J Santivañez; Jaime Villavicencio;
  • Publisher: Public Library of Science
  • Journal: PLoS Neglected Tropical Diseases,volume 5,issue 5 (issn: 1935-2727, eissn: 1935-2735)
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  • Related identifiers: doi: 10.1371/journal.pntd.0001179, pmc: PMC3101191
  • Subject: Global Health | Epidemiology | RC955-962 | Research Article | RA1-1270 | Public aspects of medicine | Veterinary Science | Infectious Diseases | Medicine | Veterinary Epidemiology | Arctic medicine. Tropical medicine | Public Health

BACKGROUND: Cystic echinococcosis (CE) constitutes an important public health problem in Peru. However, no studies have attempted to estimate the monetary and non-monetary impact of CE in Peruvian society. METHODS: We used official and published sources of epidemiologic... View more
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