Infographic: World’s Largest Preventable Outbreaks

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VaccineNation takes a look at the number of reported cases of vaccine preventable diseases across the world 2008-2013.

Measles Cases by individual outbreaks

Also known as Morbilli Presents initially as cold like symptoms, temperature, sensitivity to lights and grey spots in the throat, before moving into a brown spotty rash across the body. Protected against as part of the MMR (Measles Mumps and Rubella) vaccine given to Infants with a booster at the age of 4.

Rubella Cases by individual outbreaks

Also known as German Measles. Usually presents with a red-spotted skin rash, high fever and swollen glands. Rubella is particularly serious when contracted by pregnant women. Rubella is vaccinated against as part of the MMR vaccine given to infants along with a booster at around 4 years old.

Cases of Whooping Cough by individual outbreaks

The common name of pertussis. The condition usually begins with a persistent dry and irritating cough that progresses to intense bouts of coughing. The whooping cough vaccine is usually given infants as part of the 5-in-1 vaccine, and requires a booster around the age of 6.

 

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Infographic Credit: VaccineNation.org

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