The Influence of Anti-Vaccination Movements

Vaccine Preventable Outbreak

The Council of Foreign Relations Global Health Program produced an interactive map that tracks the number of recorded cases of disease such as measles, mumps and whooping cough since 2008.

Surprisingly there were number vaccine-preventable diseases in developed countries with access to vaccinations. However, the map shows a rise in preventable diseases in the US, Europe and Australasia where access to vaccines is easy to find.

The majority of vaccine-preventable disease outbreaks since 2008 took place in less economically developed regions of the world. Measles and cholera epidemics were prevalent in west Africa. Zimbabwe suffered from more than 3,000 cases of typhoid. Measles was the most prevalent of the vaccine-preventable diseases during this four-year period: more than 20,000 cases of measles were reported in India, Pakistan, Indonesia, and the Philippines from 2008 to the present day.

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Juhi Mawla, Intern, gis@vertices.com

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