Have you ever wondered how the world would be like without vaccines? There are numerous vaccines that have saved us from several deadly yet contagious viruses. Immunization against these viruses saves roughly 4 to 5 million lives every year, including children the most.
These diseases include polio, measles, mumps, hepatitis B, tetanus, rotavirus, Haemophilus influenzae type b (Hib), etc. Talking about the USA, vaccines have proved to be a turnaround in eradicating several serious diseases from the country.
Smallpox is one of the deadliest diseases in history that has killed nearly 300 million people since the 1900s. Some massive efforts were made in order to develop an effective vaccine against the disease and fortunately, it came out as a huge success. Smallpox was the first-ever disease to be eradicated by the vaccine.
The infographic below reveals how some of the top vaccines save millions of lives in the USA. As shown in the chart, the influenza virus broke out as a pandemic in 1918 which was caused by an H1N1 virus. It is also known as the Spanish Flu which had resulted in 675,000 deaths. Its vaccine was invented in 1938 that declined the rate by -96.74 percent.
To know more about some deadly viruses and how vaccines helped in containing these diseases, check out the infographic below.
Infographic by: Wristband.com