Title: Cost-benefit analysis of hepatitis A vaccination in Thailand
Author: Polina Kazachkova
Institution: Institute of Tropical Medicine and International Health, Berlin
Graduate date: 2016-03-19 (W3C-DTF)
Document: Kazachkova_Thesis abstract.pdf
Description: Hepatitis A is one of the most spread infectious diseases worldwide. In developing countries like Thailand, hepatitis A can be a big burden for the public health system. Although the disease itself does not cause permanent disability and the mortality rate is extremely low, the cost of the outpatient treatment and increasing number of complications resulting in hospitalizations is considered to be a significant burden for the government, especially if the outbreaks happen often and involve thousands of people. Over the past decades the prevalence of hepatitis A in Thailand has decreased significantly due to the improvement in household sanitation and education about the importance of disease prevention. However, the sporadic outbreaks of hepatitis A occur quite often, leaving thousands of people infected and hundreds hospitalized. The need for implemeting prevention measures should be explored.
Classification: 2016 (LCSH)
Language: English
Date Of Record Creation: 2016-10-24 16:32:34 (W3C-DTF)
Date Of Record Release: 2016-10-24 20:35:44 (W3C-DTF)
Date Last Modified: 2016-10-24 20:37:27 (W3C-DTF)

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