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Case study: assessing numbers

In this article Jakob Zinsstag elucidates how One Health methods in rabies control work, as he discloses the numbers of an actual project.
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Having explored, how quantitative One Health methods apply to rabies control, let us investigate an actual example. The following chart not only discloses the real costs of a campaign. It also displays content important for the next step, a test.

The cost of rabies control in dogs involves costs for vaccination, personnel, transport and campaign management. During a small scale dog mass vaccination campaign the costs incurred were recorded. The table (Kayali et al, 2006) below shows those numbers.

A table with the listed costs of a pilot mass vaccination campaign for 3000 dogs in N'Djamena Table with the listed costs of a pilot mass vaccination campaign for 3000 dogs.

Explore the table. What Do you observe? Leave a comment – and do not hesitate to ‘like’ other comments. As the chart is a basis for the following step you might also want to download the attached PDF version to have it at your disposal while solving the quiz.


Kayali, U. et al. (2006). Cost-description of a Pilot Parenteral Vaccination Campaign Against Rabies in Dogs in N’Djamena, Chad, in: Tropical Medicine & International Health 11, 1058–1065.

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