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Volume 10, Number 1—January 2004

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Estimating the Public Health Impact of Rabies

Paul G. Coleman*Comments to Author , Eric M. Fèvre†, and Sarah Cleaveland†
Author affiliations: *London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, London, England; †Centre for Tropical Veterinary Medicine, University of Edinburgh, Edinburgh, Scotland

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Table 1

Estimates of the DALY impact of human rabies in Tanzania in 2000a,b

Age group (y) Rabies cases
0–4 10,986
5–14 14,504
15–44 13,876
45–59 1,497
60+ 1,807
All ages 42,669

aDALY, disability-adjusted life year.
bThe DALY estimates were based on the estimated incidence of human deaths for Tanzania as reported by Cleaveland et al. (9).

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