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.

Red triangles indicate attacks on vaccinators and healthcare workers, as well as announcements from both governments and non-state actors that have had an impact—either positive or negative—on the successful implementation of vaccination programs.

The Global Health Program at the Council on Foreign Relations has been tracking reports by news media, governments, and the global health community on these outbreaks since the fall of 2008. This project aims to promote awareness of a global health problem that is easily preventable, and examine the factors that threaten the success of eradicating preventable illnesses such as polio. Learn more about Global Health.

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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.


Produced by the Council on Foreign Relations

Executive Producer
Laurie Garrett, CFR
Senior Producer: Jeremy Sherlick
Producer: Hagit Ariav
Research Associates: Maxine Builder, Zoe Liberman, Kathryn Salucka, and Gabriella Meltzer
Digital Producer: Andrei Henry
Tableau Consultant: Allison Brown