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Rabies Economic Model

Provider: US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)


Strategy, Planning, Economics

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Who is it for?

Policymakers or government agency officials; Rabies control program managers; Animal vaccination program personnel;




The Rabies Economic Model is a mathematical model that can estimate the rate of dog-to-dog and dog-to-human rabies virus transmission.

The model includes several user-defined interventions such as (1) dog vaccination (2) human vaccination and (3) population management.

Users can define their program area, input basic factors describing the community and design their own interventions to determine the cost-effectiveness of rabies control.


Borse et al (2018) Cost-effectiveness of dog rabies vaccination programs in East Africa, PLOS Neglected Tropical Diseases,

Kunkel, A. (2021) The urgency of resuming disrupted dog rabies vaccination campaigns: a modeling and cost-effectiveness analysis, Sci Rep 11, 12476 (2021).