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The Cost and Public Health Burden of Invasive Meningococcal Disease Outbreaks: A Systematic Review

Invasive meningococcal disease (IMD) is a serious disease with a rapid onset, high mortality rate, and risk of long-term complications. The authors of this article, published in Pharmacoeconomics, systematically reviewed the literature on the costs and public health burden associated with IMD outbreaks. They found that IMD outbreaks were associated with substantial costs. They also found that although there were numerous reports on IMD outbreaks, data on containment costs were very limited and more research in this area is warranted.

Author: Anonychuk A, Woo G, Vyse A, Demarteau N, Tricco AC

Published: 2013

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Citation: Anonychuk A, Woo G, Vyse A, Demarteau N, Tricco AC. The Cost and Public Health Burden of Invasive Meningococcal Disease Outbreaks: A Systematic Review. Pharmacoeconomics. 2013;31(7):563-576.

Resource types: Peer-reviewed journal

Diseases/vaccines: Meningococcus

Topics: Disease burden and surveillance, Disease/vaccine specific information

Regions: Global