The Economic Burden of Infectious Diseases

Feb 1, 2015


Most of us are aware that infectious diseases exact a large toll on humans around the world. Some diseases kill, others maim, and most cause a loss in productivity while the infected person is too ill to go about their daily life. We know that many of these infectious diseases occur in lower-income areas of the world. So that begs the question, what kind of impact are these diseases having on the economies of those lower-income countries if their citizens are experiencing a high burden of infectious disease?

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