Measles epidemics in England and Wales, 1944-1994

Measles epidemics in England and Wales, 1944-1994

Measles epidemics in England and Wales, 1944-1994

Illustration of the observed measles epidemics in cities and towns of England and Wales from 1944-94 (vertical Z-axis represents the timeline) for the largest locations. New research reveals that, prior to the introduction of the measles vaccine, transmission patterns were likely driven by periodic epidemics from both large population centers and the aggregation of small towns.

IMAGE: Max S. Y. Lau