The Burden of Rabies in Tanzania and Its Impact on Local Communities

@inproceedings{Sambo2013TheBO,
  title={The Burden of Rabies in Tanzania and Its Impact on Local Communities},
  author={Maganga Sambo and Sarah Cleaveland and Heather M. Ferguson and Tiziana Lembo and Cleophas Simon and Honorati Urassa and Katie Hampson},
  booktitle={PLoS neglected tropical diseases},
  year={2013}
}
BACKGROUND Rabies remains a major public health threat in many parts of the world and is responsible for an estimated 55,000 human deaths annually. The burden of rabies is estimated to be around US$20 million in Africa, with the highest financial expenditure being the cost of post-exposure prophylaxis (PEP). However, these calculations may be substantial underestimates because the costs to households of coping with endemic rabies have not been investigated. We therefore aimed to estimate the… CONTINUE READING
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