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Contagious Diseases in U.S. 1888 – Present Dataset

Have a look at this amazing project from Graduate School of Public Health at the University of Pittsburgh, published in the Nov. 28 issue of NEJM.  Excellent summary visualizations.

http://www.nejm.org/doi/full/10.1056/NEJMms1215400
Contagious Diseases in the United States from 1888 to the Present
Willem G. van Panhuis, M.D., Ph.D., John Grefenstette, Ph.D., Su Yon Jung, Ph.D., Nian Shong Chok, M.Sc., Anne Cross, M.L.I.S., Heather Eng, B.A., Bruce Y. Lee, M.D., Vladimir Zadorozhny, Ph.D., Shawn Brown, Ph.D., Derek Cummings, Ph.D., M.P.H., and Donald S. Burke, M.D.
N Engl J Med 2013; 369:2152-2158November 28, 2013DOI: 10.1056/NEJMms1215400

The entire dataset of all weekly surveillance reports of nationally notifiable diseases for U.S. cities and states published between 1888 and 2011 (87,950,807 cases) is publicly available at www.tycho.pitt.edu.

 

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