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Community perceptions of bloody diarrhoea in an urban slum in South Asia: implications for introduction of a Shigella vaccine.
Epidemiol Infect. 2011 Apr; 139(4):599-605.EI

Abstract

Understanding local perceptions of disease causation could help public health officials improve strategies to prevent bloody diarrhoea. A cross-sectional survey was conducted in Dhaka, Bangladesh to elicit community beliefs about the causes of and prevention strategies for bloody diarrhoea. Between March and June 2003, we interviewed 541 randomly selected respondents. Overall, 507 (93%) respondents perceived that a vaccine could prevent bloody diarrhoea. If a vaccine provided lifetime protection, 445 (83%) respondents stated that they would opt to get the vaccine and would pay a median of $0·05 (range U.S.$0·01-0·15) for it, equivalent to <1% of their median weekly income. There was almost universal perception that an effective vaccine to prevent bloody diarrhoea was highly beneficial and acceptable. While respondents valued a vaccine for prevention of bloody diarrhoea, they were only willing to pay minimally for it. Therefore, achieving a high rate of Shigella vaccine coverage may require subsidy of vaccine purchase.

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Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, GA, USA. warvelo@gt.cdc.govNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info available

Pub Type(s)

Journal Article
Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't

Language

eng

PubMed ID

20546637

Citation

Arvelo, W, et al. "Community Perceptions of Bloody Diarrhoea in an Urban Slum in South Asia: Implications for Introduction of a Shigella Vaccine." Epidemiology and Infection, vol. 139, no. 4, 2011, pp. 599-605.
Arvelo W, Blum LS, Nahar N, et al. Community perceptions of bloody diarrhoea in an urban slum in South Asia: implications for introduction of a Shigella vaccine. Epidemiol Infect. 2011;139(4):599-605.
Arvelo, W., Blum, L. S., Nahar, N., von Seidlein, L., Nahar, L., Pack, R. P., Brooks, A. W., Pach, A., Breiman, R. F., Luby, S. P., & Ram, P. K. (2011). Community perceptions of bloody diarrhoea in an urban slum in South Asia: implications for introduction of a Shigella vaccine. Epidemiology and Infection, 139(4), 599-605. https://doi.org/10.1017/S0950268810001391
Arvelo W, et al. Community Perceptions of Bloody Diarrhoea in an Urban Slum in South Asia: Implications for Introduction of a Shigella Vaccine. Epidemiol Infect. 2011;139(4):599-605. PubMed PMID: 20546637.
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