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Volume 2, Number 4—October 1996

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Assessing the Costs and Benefits of an Oral Vaccine for Raccoon Rabies: A Possible Model

Martin I. Meltzer
Author affiliation: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, Georgia, USA

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Threshold price for the oral vaccine at different levels of bait density and three distribution costs:cost-savings ratios for the expanding circles scenario Notes: Threshold price occurs at the point that the net present value of a vaccination program = $0. The distribution costs:cost-savings ratios are calculated on a per unit area basis, using the maximum cost-savings figures (i.e., savings resulting from avoiding an epizootic).

Figure 2. Threshold price for the oral vaccine at different levels of bait density and three distribution costs:cost-savings ratios for the expanding circles scenario Notes: Threshold price occurs at the point that the net present value of a vaccination program = $0. The distribution costs:cost-savings ratios are calculated on a per unit area basis, using the maximum cost-savings figures (i.e., savings resulting from avoiding an epizootic).

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