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Value of smallpox eradication

An estimated $100 million spent in eradicating smallpox from 1967 to 1977 saved the world around $1.35 billion a year.

Barrett S. Eradication Versus Control: The economics of global infectious disease policies. Bulletin of the WHO. 2004; 82: 683-8. http://www.who.int/bulletin/volumes/82/9/683.pdf

Reference

Title
Eradication Versus Control: The economics of global infectious disease policies
Publication
Bulletin of the WHO
Publication Date
2004
Authors
Barrett S
Pages
683-8
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