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Tracking Global Vaccine-Preventable Outbreaks

neat tool from the Council for Foreign Relations tracks vaccine preventable outbreaks around the world. Users can search for specific diseases and see changes dating back to 2008. It is fascinating to see cases of polio pop up in West African countries that are considered to have rid themselves of polio as Nigeria inches closer to eradication.

Play around with the map below:


About Author

Tom Murphy

Tom Murphy is a New Hampshire-based reporter for Humanosphere. Before joining Humanosphere, Tom founded and edited the aid blog A View From the Cave. His work has appeared in Foreign Policy, the Huffington Post, the Guardian, GlobalPost and Christian Science Monitor. He tweets at @viewfromthecave. Contact him at tmurphy[at]