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Volume 12, Number 2—February 2006

Global Socioeconomic Impact of Cystic Echinococcosis

Christine M. Budke*, Peter Deplazes*, and Paul R. Torgerson*Comments to Author 
Author affiliations: *University of Zürich, Zürich, Switzerland

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Table 6

Global annual cystic echinococcosis–associated livestock production losses

Category Economic losses (95% CI) (US $)*
Liver condemnation† $141,605,195 ($101,011,553–$183,422,465)
Decreased carcass weight† $241,525,979 ($100,335,764–$518,035,773)
Decreased hide value‡ $34,871,148 ($23,965,776 – $46,162,828)
Decreased milk production§ $378,722,717 ($279,048,143–$495,682,356)
Decreased fecundity§ $453,141,617 ($278,287,046–$671,424,319)
Overall cost (no correction factor) $1,249,866,660 ($942,356,157–$1,622,045,957)
Overall cost (adjusted for underreporting) $2,190,132,464 ($1,572,373,055–$2,951,409,989)

*CI, confidence interval.
†Sheep, goats, cattle, camels, pigs.
‡Sheep, cattle.
§Sheep, goats, cattle.

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