Table 10

Average cost per person with cholera (US$) in 2007 (at 2002 prices)

Scenario 1: Maximum life expectancy of 73 years

Scenario 2: Average life expectancy of 53 years

Scenario 3: Minimum life expectancy of 40 years


Types of costs per person

Average cost per person with cholera US$)

Average cost per person with cholera (US$)

Average cost per person with cholera (US$)


(1) Cost of medicines

1.8

1.8

1.8

(2) Cost of consultation

23.4

23.4

23.4

(3) Cost of cholera test

15.5

15.5

15.5

(4). Health care cost borne by cholera patient

2.5

2.5

2.5

(5). Cost of productive time lost

23.7

23.7

23.7

(6). Cost of productive time lost due to premature death

594.5

479.5

329.7

(7). Total cost per person with cholera

655.6

540.6

390.8


Kirigia et al. BMC International Health and Human Rights 2009 9:8   doi:10.1186/1472-698X-9-8

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