Steve Lohr, a writer for The New York Times, wrote a piece of summarizing the findings of a group of researchers at the University of Pittsburgh Graduate School of Public Health. The researchers digitized 88 million reports of congatious disease cases from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Library to create a database named Porject Tycho. Analysis of the data estimates over 100 million serious cases of disease have been prevented by the implementation of vaccines. The Project Tycho database is currently open to the public.
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The research, led by scientists at the University of Pittsburgh's graduate school of public health, analyzed public health reports going back to the 19th century. The reports covered 56 diseases, but the article in the journal focused on seven: polio, measles, rubella, mumps, hepatitis A, diphtheria, and pertussis, or whooping cough.
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