Vaccine-Preventable Outbreaks

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Getting vaccinated.


This interactive map visually plots global outbreaks of measles, mumps, whooping cough, polio, rubella, and other diseases that are easily preventable by inexpensive and effective vaccines.

The Global Health Program at the Council on Foreign Relations has been tracking news reports on these outbreaks since the fall of 2008. This project aims to promote awareness of a global health problem that is easily preventable.

This publication was made possible by the
Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.
Photo: Karoly Arvai / Courtesy of Reuters

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Please submit data about a vaccine-preventable outbreak and its news source. When submitting a point please provide all the data fields starred below. Points are not approved automatically, but the map is updated weekly.

Getting vaccinated.


Produced by the Council on Foreign Relations and MediaStorm


Executive Producers

Laurie Garrett, CFR
Brian Storm, MediaStorm



Senior Producer: Jeremy Sherlick
Producer: Hagit Ariav
Research Associates: Maxine Builder, Zoe Liberman, and Kathryn Salucka



Design and Development: Jacky Myint