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Volume 8, Number 9—September 2002

Research

Public Health Impact of Reemergence of Rabies, New York

Hwa-Gan H. Chang*Comments to Author , Millicent Eidson*†, Candace Noonan-Toly*, Charles V. Trimarchi*, Robert Rudd*, Barbara J. Wallace*†, Perry F. Smith*†, and Dale L. Morse*†
Author affiliations: *New York State Department of Health, Albany, New York, USA; †School of Public Health, University at Albany, Albany, New York, USA;

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Table 4

Rabies expenditures for postexposure treatments, laboratory specimen preparation, and pet vaccination clinics, by fiscal year,a New York, 1993–1998

Type of expenditure 1993–1994 1994–1995 1995–1996 1996–1997 1997–1998 1998–1999
PETb $1,222,125 $1,919,606 $1,257,621 $1,835,058 $2,092,572 $2,347,555
State $669,564 $1,006,471 $679,902 $311,356 $974,079 $959,362
Local $138,415 $170,284 $116,368 $787,500 $84,630 $188,723
Other $414,146 $742,851 $461,351 $736,202 $1,033,863 $1,199,470
Average per personc $769 $822 $824 $944 $1,020 $1,136
Specimensd $265,037 $256,518 $251,796 $246,794 $276,219 $270,184
State $200,702 $234,097 $231,917 $226,224 $254,888 $250,762
Local $64,335 $22,421 $19,879 $20,570 $21,331 $19,422
Clinicse $271,062 $328,532 $294,251 $289,729 $244,254 $262,351
State $84,671 $167,763 $139,456 $117,840 $110,145 $118,002
Local $186,391 $160,769 $154,795 $171,889 $134,109 $144,349

aFiscal year is April – March.
bPET, postexposure treatment; PET costs incurred by the New York State Department of Health (<$1,000 per PET), the local health departments, and others (third-party payers).
cCalculated by dividing total treatment costs by number of persons treated.
dLaboratory specimen preparation costs incurred by the New York State Department of Health (limits of $60 per small animal specimen and $75 per livestock specimen) and the local health departments, for animal euthanasia, head removal, and specimen shipment.
ePet vaccination clinic costs incurred by the New York State Department of Health (limits of five clinics per year and $1,000 per clinic) and local health departments.

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