Map of vaccine-preventable outbreaks

This interactive map from the Council on Foreign Relations charts global outbreaks of vaccine preventable diseases since 2008. Whilst some of the data may not be all that surprising, the prevalence of whooping cough in the US, and mumps and measles in Europe is cause for concern. Perhaps particularly noteworth is the number of cases of measles and mumps in Britain, two diseases preventable by the MMR jab. So why aren’t the Brits getting their shots? This map shows that there is still alot of work to be done, and that there is a long way to go to improve vaccine coverage in the west, as well as across the globe.

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