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Appendix 3: Decline in Number of Vaccine-Preventable Cases over Time 1

Disease Maximum Cases [year] 1995 Cases
Diptheria 206,939 [1921] 0
Measles 894,134 [1941] 285
Mumps 152,209 [1968] 764
Pertussis 265,209 [1934] 3,882
Polio (paralytic) 21,269 [1952] 0
Rubella 57,686 [1969] 151
Tetanus 1,560 [1923] 31

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  1. Orenstein WA, Brugliera PD. Preface - Immunization in medical education. Am J Prev Med 1994; 10 (suppl):v-viii; Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Monthly immunization table - United States, 1994-1995.

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