Vaccine preventable outbreaks

By Siouxsie Wiles 27/10/2011 4


The Council on Foreign Relations have been tracking news reports of outbreaks of vaccine-preventable diseases since 2008 and have put together an amazing interactive map, showing the data they have gathered by year. Beautiful and scary all at the same time.

Here’s Australasia but do go and visit the map to see the rest of the world.
Vaccine-preventable outbreaks


4 Responses to “Vaccine preventable outbreaks”

  • With the recent outbreak of whooping cough I actually thought not 5 minutes ago someone should make a map like this. Nice to see someone else had the same idea – at the very least it means I don’t have to do it. 🙂

  • Interesting, Siouxsie.
    It looks like NZ has more than its share of these diseases.
    Do these prevalence rates relate to vaccination coverage rates?

  • Dunedin seems to have missed any outbreaks so far. Are their vaccination levels higher or is there some level of geographical isolation in play 🙂

    • Hi everyone. The map is based on reports of outbreaks so I imagine it is by no means comprehensive. Still interesting though! They do have a form for people to submit outbreaks.