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Volume 19, Number 4—April 2013


Cost-effectiveness of Novel System of Mosquito Surveillance and Control, Brazil

Kim M. Pepin, Cecilia Marques-Toledo, Luciano Scherer, Maira M. Morais, Brett Ellis, and Alvaro E. EirasComments to Author 
Author affiliations: National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, Maryland, USA (K.M. Pepin); Colorado State University, Fort Collins, Colorado, USA (K.M. Pepin); Ecovec SA, Belo Horizonte, Brazil (C. Marques-Toledo, L. Scherer); Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais, Belo Horizonte (M.M. Morais, A.E. Eiras); Duke–National University of Singapore Graduate Medical School, Singapore (B. Ellis)

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Total costs of MID in 21 cities, Brazil, 2007–2011*

Product or service Cost in US dollars (%)
Royalties to UFMG and FAPEMIG
MID† 29,918.96 (2.0)
MI-Virus† 38,894.65 (2.6)
Consumables (licensing)
MosquiTRAP† 77,533.50 (5.2)
Sticky card 112,776.00 (7.5)
AtrAedes† 131,572.00 (8.8)
Web software 21,000.00 (1.4)
Mobile software 96,041.00 (6.4)
MI-Vírus kit and analyses 58,485.00 (3.9)
MID 61,303.96 (4.1)
Shipping and freight
MI-Virus and traps 11,056.45 (0.7)
Stationary and materials 668.40 (0.0)
Technical and supervision (employees and taxes)
Technical support at Ecovec SA, 12 h/d 115,499.00 (7.7)
Technical support at cities visited 80,208.00 (5.4)
Full-time biologist 372,520.54 (24.9)
Technical visits on site 19,200.00 (1.3)
Taxes 269,270.66 (18.0)
Total 1,495,948.13 (100.0)

*MID, Monitoramento Inteligente da Dengue (Intelligent Dengue Monitoring System); UFMG, Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais; FAPEMIG, Fundação de Amparo a Pesquisa do Estado de Minas Gerais; MI-Virus, Intelligent Virus Monitoring System; MosquiTRAP, fixed-position trap designed to capture gravid mosquitoes; AtrAedes, synthetic ovipostion attractant.
†Manufactured by Ecovec SA (Belo Horizonte, Brazil).

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