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Volume 28, Number 2—February 2022

Burden of Tick-Borne Encephalitis, Sweden

Daniel SlungeComments to Author , Anders Boman, and Marie Studahl
Author affiliations: University of Gothenburg, Gothenburg, Sweden (D. Slunge, A. Boman, M. Studahl); Region Västra Götaland, Sahlgrenska University Hospital, Gothenburg (M. Studahl)

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Table 3

Cost of illness and death from TBE in Sweden in 2019 and per year 2015–2019*

Variable 2019 2015–2019, average yearly cost
Registered TBE cases, no. 359 1,641
Deaths caused by TBE, no. 4 22
Cost of illness, € 7,279,054† 6,639,317†
Cost of death, € 16,200,000 †† 17,820,000 ††
Total cost of illness and death, € 23,479,054 24,459,317

*TBE, tick-borne encephalitis. †No. registered TBE cases minus the number of deaths caused by TBE times the cost of illness per TBE case within 1 y after TBE onset (€20,504). ††No. deaths caused by TBE times the value of a statistical life in Sweden (€4.05 million).

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