Map of Preventable Diseases

In: Interactive Maps Science

28 Jan 2014

Plots outbreaks of measles, mumps, whooping cough, polio, rubella, and other diseases that are easily preventable by cheap and effective vaccines. (via)

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MClark

February 1st, 2014 at 9:00 am

Not impressed with this chart. The size of the dots gives the impression that entire cities or countries are affected with the diseases. But when you hover over each mark, you find the smallest dot is 1 case, even though its the size of a city. If it is scaled somehow to population per sq mile, they’d be tiny pinpricks.

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