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    • Preliminary estimate of immediate cost of chikungunya and dengue to Gujarat, India. 

      Murtola, Tiina M; Vasan, SS; Puwar, Tapasvi I; Govil, Dipti; Field, Robert W; Gong, Hong-Fei; Bhavsar-Vyas, Ami; Suaya, Jose A; Howard, Marion; Shepard, Donald S; Kohli, Vijay Kumar; Prajapati, PB; Singh, Amarjit; Mavalankar, Dileep V; Chikungunya (‎2010-12)‎
      This study aims to provide a preliminary estimate of the immediate cost of chikungunya and dengue to household in the Indian state of Gujarat. Combining nine earlier studies and data from interviews, we analysed the costs of non-fatal illness and of intervention programmes; building a more comprehensive picture of the immediate cost of these Aedes aegypti mosquito-borne diseases to Gujarat. The “RUHA matrix” was used to estimate the cost of illness by combining the shares of reported (‎R)‎ and unreported (‎U)‎ hospitalized (‎H)‎ and ambulatory (‎A)‎ cases ...
    • Prevalence of various symptoms and cost of treatment during the chikungunya epidemic in Ahmedabad, Gujarat, India, in 2006. 

      Mavalankar, Dileep; Govil, Dipti; Trivedi, Neha; Patel, Vinubhai (‎2010-12)‎
      Ahmedabad city in the State of Gujarat was one of the cities most affected by an epidemic of chikungunya. This paper attempts to document the epidemiological profile of chikungunya cases in the city of Ahmedabad in 2006. It also tries to study the economic burden of the disease on patients and understand their treatment-seeking behaviour. There was an average of 2.4 suspected chikungunya patients in a family of five members. Mean duration of illness was 19 days. Thirteen per cent of those suffering from chikungunya were admitted to hospital. The ...