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Provedor de dados:  AgEcon
País:  United States
Título:  Estimated Annual Costs of Campylobacter-Associated Guillain-Barre Syndrome
Autores:  Buzby, Jean C.
Roberts, Tanya
Allos, Ban Mishu
Data:  2005-11-30
Ano:  1997
Palavras-chave:  Campylobacter
Cost-of-illness
Foodborne pathogens
Guillain-Barre syndrome
Lost productivity
Medical costs
Food Consumption/Nutrition/Food Safety
Health Economics and Policy
Resumo:  Guillain-Barre syndrome (GBS) is an autoimmune reaction that can cause acute neuro-muscular paralysis. Of an estimated 2,628 to 9,575 new U.S. cases with GBS annually, 526 to 3,830 are triggered by infection with Campylobacter, the most frequently isolated cause of foodborne diarrhea. Estimated total annual costs of Campylobacter-associated GBS of $0.2 to $1.8 billion plus previously estimated costs of campylobacteriosis ($1.3 to $6.2 billion) add to total annual costs from Campylobacter of $1.5 to $8.0 billion (1995 dollars). Assuming 55-70 percent of costs are attributable to foodborne sources, costs of campylobacteriosis from food sources ($0.7 to $4.3 billion) and costs of associated GBS ($0.1 to $1.3 billion) combined equal total annual costs of $0.8 to $5.6 billion from foodborne Campylobacter. Reducing Campylobacter in food could prevent up to $5.6 billion in costs annually.
Tipo:  Report
Idioma:  Inglês
Identificador:  19265

http://purl.umn.edu/33969
Editor:  AgEcon Search
Relação:  United States Department of Agriculture>Economic Research Service>Agricultural Economics Reports
Agricultural Economics Report No. 756
Formato:  33

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