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Table 5 Estimated average cost of antibiotics for contacts of one invasive meningococcal disease (IMD) case, survey of 34 local health authorities (LHA), Baden-Wuerttemberg, Germany, 2013

From: Public health management of invasive meningococcal disease in Baden-Wuerttemberg, Germany, 2012: adherence to guidance and estimation of resources required as determined in a survey of local health authorities

IMD Contact persons Antibiotics used Cost of antibiotics (€) Percent of contacts Cost per average contact No. of contacts per IMD case Total cost per case
Children Rifampicin syrup 21.60 100% 21.60 3 64.80
Adults Rifampicin tablets 39.47 20% 19.29 8 154.34
Ciprofloxacin tablets 14.36 79%    
Ceftriaxone i.m. 5.36 1%    
Total       219.14