Measuring the economic cost of malaria to households in Sri Lanka.

  title={Measuring the economic cost of malaria to households in Sri Lanka.},
  author={Flemming Konradsen and Wim van der Hoek and Priyanie H. Amerasinghe and Felix Prashantha Amerasinghe},
  journal={The American journal of tropical medicine and hygiene},
  volume={56 6},
The economic cost at the household level of labor days lost due to malaria and other illnesses was estimated in a rural community in Sri Lanka. Over a one-year period, 223 episodes of malaria were recorded from the 298 inhabitants of the village. Based on daily activity records, the economically active age group was defined as 14-60 years. In this age group, 1.8% of working days were lost due to malaria and 5.2% due to all other illnesses. The value of a labor day lost was based on the actual… CONTINUE READING
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