Disability adjusted life years lost to dengue in Brazil.

  title={Disability adjusted life years lost to dengue in Brazil.},
  author={Paula Mendes Luz and Beatriz Grinsztejn and Alison P. Galvani},
  journal={Tropical medicine & international health : TM & IH},
  volume={14 2},
OBJECTIVES To assess the dengue burden in Brazil, and to compare it over three spatial scales: in the city of Rio de Janeiro, the state of Rio de Janeiro, and in Brazil overall. METHODS We calculated disability adjusted life years (DALYs) lost to dengue per million individuals annually from 1986 through 2006. To calculate DALYs, we compiled data on the number of dengue cases by age, clinical syndrome and outcome. We evaluated the sensitivity of our results to multiplication factors used to… CONTINUE READING

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