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Research Article

Costs of Illness Due to Cholera, Costs of Immunization and Cost-Effectiveness of an Oral Cholera Mass Vaccination Campaign in Zanzibar

  • Christian Schaetti,

    Affiliations: Department of Epidemiology and Public Health, Swiss Tropical and Public Health Institute, Basel, Switzerland, University of Basel, Basel, Switzerland

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  • Mitchell G. Weiss,

    Affiliations: Department of Epidemiology and Public Health, Swiss Tropical and Public Health Institute, Basel, Switzerland, University of Basel, Basel, Switzerland

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  • Said M. Ali,

    Affiliation: Public Health Laboratory Ivo de Carneri, Ministry of Health of Zanzibar, Chake-Chake, Pemba, United Republic of Tanzania

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  • Claire-Lise Chaignat,

    Affiliation: Global Task Force on Cholera Control, World Health Organization, Geneva, Switzerland

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  • Ahmed M. Khatib,

    Affiliation: Ministry of Health of Zanzibar, Zanzibar, United Republic of Tanzania

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  • Rita Reyburn,

    Affiliation: International Vaccine Institute, Seoul, Korea

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  • Radboud J. Duintjer Tebbens,

    Affiliation: Kid Risk, Inc., Newton, Massachusetts, United States of America

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  • Raymond Hutubessy mail

    hutubessyr@who.int

    Affiliation: Initiative for Vaccine Research, World Health Organization, Geneva, Switzerland

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  • Published: October 04, 2012
  • DOI: 10.1371/journal.pntd.0001844

About the Authors

Christian Schaetti, Mitchell G. Weiss
Department of Epidemiology and Public Health, Swiss Tropical and Public Health Institute, Basel, Switzerland
Christian Schaetti, Mitchell G. Weiss
University of Basel, Basel, Switzerland
Said M. Ali
Public Health Laboratory Ivo de Carneri, Ministry of Health of Zanzibar, Chake-Chake, Pemba, United Republic of Tanzania
Claire-Lise Chaignat
Global Task Force on Cholera Control, World Health Organization, Geneva, Switzerland
Ahmed M. Khatib
Ministry of Health of Zanzibar, Zanzibar, United Republic of Tanzania
Rita Reyburn
International Vaccine Institute, Seoul, Korea
Radboud J. Duintjer Tebbens
Kid Risk, Inc., Newton, Massachusetts, United States of America
Raymond Hutubessy
Initiative for Vaccine Research, World Health Organization, Geneva, Switzerland

Corresponding Author

Email: hutubessyr@who.int

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: CS MGW SMA CLC AMK RH. Analyzed the data: CS RJDT RH. Contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools: RR. Wrote the paper: CS RH. Collected data: CS. Facilitated data collection: SMA AMK RR. Revised the manuscript: RJDT. Final approval of the manuscript: CS MGW SMA CLC AMK RR RJDT RH.