The impact of vaccines, Interesting statistics before and after

Diphtheria:
Before vaccine in 1923: During early 1920s, 100,000 to 200,000 cases annually; 15,000 deaths in 1921
2012: one case
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Tetanus:
Before vaccine in 1937: From 1920-26, 1,314 cases per year, 20 percent of which resulted in death
2012: 37 cases

Influenza:
Before vaccine in 1945: In 1918-19, outbreak of “Spanish flu” kills 500,000
Since mid-1980s: Deaths have ranged from 3,000 to 49,000 per year

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