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The Pathogen- and Incidence-Based DALY Approach: An Appropriated Methodology for Estimating the Burden of Infectious Diseases

  • Marie-Josée J. Mangen mail,

    m.j.j.mangen@umcutrecht.nl

    Affiliation: Julius Centre for Health Sciences and Primary Care, University Medical Centre Utrecht, Utrecht, The Netherlands

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  • Dietrich Plass,

    Affiliation: Department of Public Health Medicine, School of Public Health, University of Bielefeld, Bielefeld, Germany

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  • Arie H. Havelaar,

    Affiliations: Centre for Infectious Disease Control, National Institute for Public Health and the Environment, Bilthoven, The Netherlands, Institute for Risk Assessment Sciences, Utrecht University, Utrecht, The Netherlands

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  • Cheryl L. Gibbons,

    Affiliation: Centre for Immunity, Infection and Evolution, Institute for Immunology and Infection Research, School of Biological Sciences, University of Edinburgh, Edinburgh, United Kingdom

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  • Alessandro Cassini,

    Affiliation: European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control, Stockholm, Sweden

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  • Nikolai Mühlberger,

    Affiliation: Institute of Public Health, Medical Decision Making and Health Technology Assessment, Department of Public Health and Health Technology Assessment, UMIT - University for Health Sciences, Medical Informatics and Technology, Hall in Tirol, Austria

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  • Alies van Lier,

    Affiliation: Centre for Infectious Disease Control, National Institute for Public Health and the Environment, Bilthoven, The Netherlands

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  • Juanita A. Haagsma,

    Affiliation: Public Health, Erasmus University Medical Center, Rotterdam, The Netherlands

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  • R. John Brooke,

    Affiliation: Julius Centre for Health Sciences and Primary Care, University Medical Centre Utrecht, Utrecht, The Netherlands

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  • Taavi Lai,

    Affiliation: Department of Public Health, University of Tartu, Tartu, Estonia

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  • Chiara de Waure,

    Affiliation: Institute of Public Health, Catholic University of the Sacred Heart, Rome, Italy

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  • Piotr Kramarz,

    Affiliation: European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control, Stockholm, Sweden

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  • Mirjam E. E. Kretzschmar,

    Affiliations: Julius Centre for Health Sciences and Primary Care, University Medical Centre Utrecht, Utrecht, The Netherlands, Centre for Infectious Disease Control, National Institute for Public Health and the Environment, Bilthoven, The Netherlands

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  • on behalf of the BCoDE consortium

    Membership of the Mouse Genome Sequencing Consortium is provided in the Acknowledgments.

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  • Published: November 20, 2013
  • DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0079740

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