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Volume 13, Number 4—April 2007

Synopsis

Human Benefits of Animal Interventions for Zoonosis Control

Jakob Zinsstag*Comments to Author , Esther Schelling*†, Felix Roth*, Bassirou Bonfoh*‡, Don de Savigny*, and Marcel Tanner*
Author affiliations: *Swiss Tropical Institute, Basel, Switzerland; †International Livestock Research Centre, Nairobi, Kenya; ‡Institut du Sahel, Bamako, Mali;

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Table 1

Distribution of benefits and suggested allocation of intervention costs for livestock brucellosis mass vaccination campaign in Mongolia*†

Cost Benefit Net present value‡ Benefit: cost ratio§
Total agriculture sector 5,174.9 16,611.6 11,436.7 3.2
Human health
  Public health sector
     Central government 1,009.4 3,240.3 2,230.9 3.2
     Health Insurance Fund 0.0 0.0 0.0
  Patient
     Out-of-pocket contribution to health costs 1,669.3 5,358.7 3,689.4 3.2
     Change in household income 1,103.7 3,542.8 2,439.1 3.2
Total overall human health 3,782.4 12,141.8 8,359.4 3.2
Total private sector 7,947.9 25,513.1 17,565.2 3.2
Total society 8,957.3 28,753.4 19,796.1 3.2

*Scenario for proportion of protected animals at 52% and discount rate at 5%. Costs are in Mongolian tugriks; 1 US$ ≈1,080 MNT in October 2000.
†Table reproduced from (4).
‡Benefits minus costs.
§Benefits divided by costs (minimum 2.27, maximum 4.37).

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