Contagious Diseases in the United States from 1888 to the present

Snapshots of Disease Elimination in the United States.

Weekly incidence rates per 100,000 population are shown for the entire country in the black graph at the top of each panel, along with the total numbers of cases of the disease. In the colored graphs, weekly incidence rates per 100,000 population are shown for states (for all diseases except diphtheria) or cities (for diphtheria), grouped according to the epidemiologic region in the following order: region 1, Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Rhode Island, and Vermont; region 2, New Jersey and New York; region 3, Delaware, District of Columbia, Maryland, Pennsylvania, Virginia, and West Virginia; region 4, Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, and Tennessee; region 5, Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, Minnesota, Ohio, and Wisconsin; region 6, Arkansas, Louisiana, New Mexico, Oklahoma, and Texas; region 7, Iowa, Kansas, Missouri, and Nebraska; region 8, Colorado, Montana, North Dakota, South Dakota, Utah, and Wyoming; region 9, Arizona, California, Hawaii, and Nevada; and region 10, Alaska, Idaho, Oregon, and Washington. The year of vaccine licensure is indicated by a vertical pink line. The smallpox vaccine was introduced in the United States around 1800, so its licensure is not indicated. Weekly reports for pertussis were unavailable from 1955 to 1974 (white space), and an approximate year of vaccine licensure was used. NA denotes data not available (i.e., not included in weekly reports).

measles

pertussis

mumps

polio

hepatitis A

smallpox

rubella

diphtheria

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