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An updated map: The devastating toll of the anti-vaccination movement
An updated map: The devastating toll of the anti-vaccination movement

Marking Friday as World Polio Day, the Council on Foreign Relations has released an updated map showing the global prevalence of vaccine-preventable diseases. The map was first released in 2011. We commend Laurie Garrett of the CFR for her work pulling together the data, which covers 2008 through this year. Check the CFR website here for an interactive version of the map, which can be clicked to show reported outbreaks by year and by disease. As one would expect, diseases such as polio are still rife in Africa and other parts of the Third World. But the United States and Great Britain deserve badges of shame for the resurgence of measles and whooping cough, which are almost entirely...

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