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Polio vaccination prevented 5 million cases of paralysis since 1988

Vaccination for polio reduced the number of worldwide cases from more than 300,000 per year in the 1980s to only 2,000 in 2002—also preventing an estimated 5 million cases of paralysis since 1988.

Bloom, David E., David Canning, and Mark Weston. The Value of Vaccination. World Economics. 2005; 6(3): 15-39. http://www.who.int/immunization_supply/financing/value_vaccination_bloom_canning_weston.pdf

Reference

Title
The Value of Vaccination
Publication
World Economics
Publication Date
2005
Authors
Bloom, David E., David Canning, and Mark Weston
Volume & Issue
Volume 6, Issue 3
Pages
15-39
URL
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  • Innovative Medical Research
  • Human Value

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