Table 62.1Benefits and Costs of Smallpox Eradication (Millions of U.S. dollars)

Annual amount
United States150
All developing countries1,070
All industrial countries350
 Total annual benefit1,420
Total international, on eradication98
Total national, by endemic countries200
 Combined total, on eradication298
Benefit-cost ratio
International expenditure483:1
Combined total expenditure159:1

Source: Adapted from Fenner and others 1988.

From: Chapter 62, Control and Eradication

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Disease Control Priorities in Developing Countries. 2nd edition.
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