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Assessment of the societal cost of Taenia solium in Angónia district, Mozambique

Overview of attention for article published in BMC Infectious Diseases, March 2018
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Title
Assessment of the societal cost of Taenia solium in Angónia district, Mozambique
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BMC Infectious Diseases, March 2018
DOI 10.1186/s12879-018-3030-z
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Chiara Trevisan, Brecht Devleesschauwer, Nicolas Praet, Alberto Pondja, Yunus Amade Assane, Pierre Dorny, Stig Milan Thamsborg, Pascal Magnussen, Maria Vang Johansen

Abstract

The zoonotic parasite Taenia solium is endemic in Angónia district, Tete province, Mozambique, though the burden of the disease complex is unknown. As part of two cross-sectional studies on human and porcine cysticercosis in the area, unique epidemiological and cost data were collected in Angónia district, Mozambique in 2007. These data provided the basis for the assessment of the societal cost of T. solium in the district, which estimates the impact of the disease on human and pig populations and includes both health and economic approaches in the analysis. Approximately 0.7% (95% Uncertainty Interval (UI), 0.4-0.9) and 0.4% (95% UI, 0.2-0.6) of the total population in the district was estimated to suffer from neurocysticercosis (NCC)-associated epilepsy and headache. The estimated average number of disability-adjusted life years (DALYs) due to NCC-associated epilepsy and headache was 6 (95% UI, 4-8) per thousand persons per year. The total annual costs due to T. solium cysticercosis were estimated at 90,000 USD (95% UI, 39,483-201,463) of which 72% (95% UI, 45-91) were costs linked to human cysticercosis and 28% (95% UI, 9.5-55) to pig production losses. The annual economic burden per NCC-associated epilepsy case in the district amounted to 33 USD (95% UI, 10-76). In this highly endemic area of Mozambique a large number of individuals suffer from symptoms associated with NCC. Healthy years of life are lost and people are left living with disabilities. Infected pork poses a serious risk to the community and affects the economy of smallholder farmers. Cost for treatment and hospitalization of patients with NCC-associated epilepsy, and lack of productivity and inability of suffering patients to work, further hinder socioeconomic development. Feasible solutions framed within a country specific algorithm and stepwise approaches are needed to control the parasite in the country.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Unknown 71 100%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Master 18 25%
Researcher 11 15%
Student > Bachelor 6 8%
Student > Ph. D. Student 6 8%
Student > Postgraduate 4 6%
Other 13 18%
Unknown 13 18%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Veterinary Science and Veterinary Medicine 22 31%
Medicine and Dentistry 13 18%
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 6 8%
Neuroscience 4 6%
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology 2 3%
Other 10 14%
Unknown 14 20%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 4. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 01 March 2020.
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#5,017,601
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#1,496
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