A retrospective economic analysis of the Ontario red fox oral rabies vaccination programme.

@article{Shwiff2011ARE,
  title={A retrospective economic analysis of the Ontario red fox oral rabies vaccination programme.},
  author={Stephanie A. Shwiff and Christopher P. Nunan and Katy N. Kirkpatrick and Steven S. Shwiff},
  journal={Zoonoses and public health},
  year={2011},
  volume={58 3},
  pages={169-77}
}
Ontario initiated a red fox (Vulpes vulpes) oral rabies vaccination (ORV) programme in 1989. This study utilized a benefit-cost analysis to determine if this ORV programme was economically worthwhile. Between 1979 and 1989, prior to ORV baiting, the average annual human post-exposure treatments, positive red fox rabies diagnostic tests and indemnity payments for livestock lost to rabies were 2248, 1861 and $246,809, respectively. After baiting, from 1990 to 2000, a 35%, 66% and 41% decrease in… CONTINUE READING