Cases of infectious diseases before and after the use of vaccines U.S. 2017

This statistic shows the annual number of cases of select infectious diseases in the U.S. before and after the development and use of vaccinations as of 2017. Before the use of vaccinations there were an estimated 530,217 new cases of measles per year in the U.S., this number dropped to 120 new cases in 2017 due to the development and use of vaccinations.

Annual number of cases of select infectious diseases in the U.S. before and after the development and use of vaccinations as of 2017

Pre-vaccine estimates (1900-1969)Recent estimates (2017)
Diphtheria21,0530
Hepatitis A117,3333,365
Hepatitis B66,2323,409
Measles530,217120
Mumps162,3446,109
Pertussis200,75218,975
Polio16,3160
Rubella47,7457
Congenital Rubella1525
Smallpox29,0050
Tetanus58033
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Sources

Release date

November 2019

Region

United States

Survey time period

2017

Supplementary notes

Pre-vaccine era estimates range from the years 1900 to 1969.
Recent estimates were taken from the CDC's Health, United States 2018 report.
Recent figures for Congenital Rubella and Tetanus were taken from the CDC's National Notifiable Diseases Surveillance System.

Release date represents the date figures were compiled.

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