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Volume 13, Number 4—April 2007


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 2

Cost per vaccinated dog extrapolated for the dog population of N’Djaména, Chad*†

Item Total cost
Public sector
      Vaccine 14,368
      Syringes and certificates 5,079
      Furniture and small equipment‡ 507
      Staff§ 8,425
      Transportation¶ 4,653
      Information# 1,806
  Total public sector 34,838
Private sector
  Lost work time 22,879
  Total private sector 22,879
Total campaign 57,717

*Average population 23,600 dogs.
†Table adapted with permission from (17).
‡Tables, chairs, coolers, ice, screens, muzzles, first aid materials.
§Per diem for training, information campaign, vaccination program, lunches.
¶Car, small truck, fuel.
#Campaign, poster distribution.

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