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Costs of Meningitis Outbreaks Are Crippling, Too

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Science  27 Jun 2008:
Vol. 320, Issue 5884, pp. 1712
DOI: 10.1126/science.320.5884.1712

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One illness in a family can exact a huge toll on household income, not only in direct costs but indirect ones as well, including loss of income and property such as cattle and crops.