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Table 7 Estimated costs (€) of different tick sampling strategies and pathogen screening for a three year study

From: Occurrence and identification of risk areas of Ixodes ricinus-borne pathogens: a cost-effectiveness analysis in north-eastern Italy

  All ticks Strategy A Strategy B Strategy C
  n n n n
DNA/RNA extraction (x2) 388 3706 190 2438 254 1824 134 1286
biomolecular analyses 1018 7010 510 3516 669 4608 359 1634
sequencing 101 1818 59 1062 81 1458 55 990
draggings (travel costs) 146 24000 146 24000 71 9000 71 9000
Staff         
   1 grant (sampling) 96 7234 96 7234 36 2713 36 2713
   1 entomologist 32 4874 16 2399 21 3207 11 1692
   1 technician 64 7932 32 3905 42 5220 22 2754
   1 biotechnologist 112 26507 56 13277 75 17758 41 9697
Total
(reduction of costs)
  83081   57832
(30%)
  45788
(45%)
  29765
(64%)