Smallpox death rate during the Sheffield Epidemic of 1887-1888

Smallpox death rate among the infected during the Sheffield Epidemic of 1887 to 1888

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Release date

December 2018


United Kingdom (England)

Survey time period

1887 to 1888

Supplementary notes

The vaccination rate among inhabitants was reported as around 98 percent, and public reports confirmed that 95 percent of the Sheffield population was vaccinated at this time. In total, the 2 to 5 percent of the population that were unvaccinated sustained 274 total deaths, while the vaccinated 95 to 98 percent of the population sustained only 200 deaths.

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