Silver Book Fact

Pertussis vaccination reduced global cases

Vaccination helped reduce global pertussis (whooping cough) cases from 3 million per year to less 250,000.

Birmingham, M. and C. Stein. The Burden of Vaccine-Preventable Diseases. In The Vaccine Book. San Diego, CA: Academic Press; 2003

Reference

Title
The Burden of Vaccine-Preventable Diseases. In The Vaccine Book
Publisher
Academic Press
Publication Date
2003
Authors
Birmingham, M. and C. Stein.

Categories

  • Innovative Medical Research
  • Human Value

Related Facts

  • Flu vaccine use reduces disease burden
    Use of the LAIV (live attenuated influenza virus) in healthy adults ages 18 to 64 reduced febrile illness by 19% and upper respiratory tract illnesses by 24%. It also…  
  • Staff vaccination in nursing homes reduces mortality rates of residents
    Mortality rates in nursing home residents were 42% lower in facilities with higher staff vaccination coverage compared with control facilities.  
  • Only a 20% reduction in drug-resistant infections would save $3.2 – $5.2 billion each year
    A 20% reduction in drug-resistant infections would save between 5.7 and 11.3 million additional hospital days and between $3.2 and $5.2 billion in healthcare costs, each year.  
  • Value of smallpox eradication
    An estimated $100 million spent in eradicating smallpox from 1967 to 1977 saved the world around $1.35 billion a year.  
  • Flu vaccine use can reduce illness risk in U.S. by 60%
    Recent studies from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention show that the influenza vaccine can reduce the risk of illness in the overall U.S. population by around 60%. …