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Memórias do Instituto Oswaldo Cruz
Fundação Oswaldo Cruz, Fiocruz
ISSN: 1678-8060
EISSN: 1678-8060
Vol. 94, No. 2, 1999, pp. 269-272
Bioline Code: oc99052
Full paper language: English
Document type: Research Article
Document available free of charge

Memórias do Instituto Oswaldo Cruz, Vol. 94, No. 2, 1999, pp. 269-272

 en Estimated Financial Impact of Trypanosoma vivax on the Brazilian Pantanal and Bolivian Lowlands
Andrew Seidl; Alberto MR Dávila & Roberto AMS Silva

Abstract

The financial impact of the first outbreak of Trypanosoma vivax in the Brazilian Pantanal wetland is estimated. Results are extended to include outbreaks in the Bolivian lowlands providing a notion of the potential influence of the disease and an analytical basis. More than 11 million head of cattle, valued at more than US$3 billion are found in the Brazilian Pantanal and Bolivian lowlands. The total estimated cost of the 1995 outbreak of T. vivax is the sum of the present values of mortality, abortion, and productivity losses and treatment costs, or about 4% of total brood cow value on affected ranches. Had the
outbreak gone untreated, the estimated losses would have exceeded 17% of total brood cow value.

Keywords
Trypanosoma vivax - economic losses - Brazil - Bolivia - financial impact

 
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