Silver Book Fact

Life years saved from infectious disease eradication

Infectious disease eradication in the U.S. led to the following annual life years saved (LYS):

  • 5,811,852 for measles
  • 42,702 for tetanus
  • 212,690 for polio
  • 1,685,740 for smallpox

Ehreth, Jennifer. The Global Value of Vaccination. Vaccine. 2003; 21(7-8): 596-600. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/12531324

Reference

Title
The Global Value of Vaccination
Publication
Vaccine
Publication Date
2003
Authors
Ehreth, Jennifer
Volume & Issue
Volume 21, Issue 7-8
Pages
596-600
URL
Read Full Resource

Categories

  • Innovative Medical Research
  • Human Value

Related Facts

  • New antibacterial agents between 1983 and 2012
    Total number of new antibacterial agents is in decline  
  • Vaccines in development 2013
    Vaccines in development for 2013  
  • Influenza vaccine use reduces antibiotic use
    Use of LAIV (live attenuated influenza virus) in healthy adults ages 18 to 65 reduced antibiotic use by 43% to 47%.  
  • Cost of measles much higher than vaccine
    One case of measles can cost 23 times as much as a single vaccination to prevent it.  
  • Shingles vaccine could improve QALY and save money
    Vaccination of 1 million people age 60 and over with the shingles vaccine would result in 11,919 non-discounted and 8,782 discounted QALYs (quality of life years) gained and save around…