Reaserchers from the University of Pittsburgh and Johns Hopkins University, led by Dr. Willem G. van Panhuis, used Project Tycho data to estimate the number of prevented cases of seven diseases since the introduction of a vaccine. The seven diseases were polio, measles, rubella, mumps, hepatitis A, diphtheria, and pertussis.
Su Yon Jung
Nian Shong Chok
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Using data from digitized weekly surveillance reports of notifiable diseases for U.S. cities and states for 1888 through 2011, the authors derived a quantitative history of disease reduction in the United States, focusing particularly on the effects of vaccination programs.
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