Tony Scully, a science editor at Nature, used Project Tycho data on various childhood diseases to publish this 2-page infographic showing the impact of childhood vaccination on the reduction of seven vaccine-preventable diseases in the US. Scully used annual Project Tycho case count data for diphtheria, pertussis, polio, measles, mumps, rubella, and hepatitis A to show the large reduction in cases after introduction of the vaccine. This infographic also shows the resurgence in the number of disease cases due to the lack of vaccination coverage due to lack of access or due to vaccine refusal.
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The advent of routine childhood vaccination has led to dramatic declines in many contagious diseases in the United States. Maintaining these gains there and spreading these successes worldwide is a challenge for public health.
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