Disease Outbreaks:

IMMUNIZATION BRANCH • CALIFORNIA DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC HEALTH
850 MARINA BAY PKWY • RICHMOND, CA 94804 • (510) 620-3737

Reported Vaccine-Preventable Disease Cases¹,
California 1981–2006

Year
Measles
Rubella
CRS²
Mumps
Pertussis
Tetanus
Diphtheria
Polio
Hepatitis A
Hepatitis B
HIB³
1981
330
530
6
472
184
9
0
0
5,864
3,876
 
1982
842
1413
2
484
115
12
0
1
4,400
3,816
 
1983
176
293
7
360
118
13
1
0
4,688
4,402
 
1984
326
194
3
415
159
7
1
1
7,187
5,221
 
1985
265
138
0
422
242
3
0
1
7,421
5,969
 
1986
497
242
3
336
310
3
1
1
8,270
5,061
 
1987
813
140
3
395
217
6
0
1
7,230
4,372
 
1988
797
83
1
482
284
3
0
0
6,043
3,267
 
1989
3,061
162
1
541
336
10
1
0
7,022
2,875
 
1990
12,586
542
19
571
469
7
0
0
6,414
2,943
449
1991
1,937
251
12
480
259
5
4
1
5,016
2,615
125
1992
61
48
3
311
521
7
0
1
5,000
2,836
78
1993
96
41
3
285
619
5
0
0
5,651
1,876
31
1994
61
28
2
270
603
7
1
0
6,641
1,959
18
1995
109
21
4
212
543
5
0
0
6,773
1,723
13
1996
46
55
0
185
780
7
0
1
6,653
1,710
6
1997
24
14
3
151
478
11
0
1
6,429
1,657
12
1998
10
3
2
110
1,085
8
0
0
4,178
1,445
12
1999
17
5
2
95
1,144
16
0
0
3,439
1,234
7
2000
19
9
1
89
631
6
1
1
2,992
1,087
5
2001
40
1
0
48
706
15
0
0
1,848
854
6
2002
5
3
0
70
1,120
8
1
0
1,452
614
7
2003
5
0
0
59
1,255
5
0
0
1,140
663
4
2004
6
0
0
55
1,109
6
0
0
885
506
5
2005
4
1
1
47
3,182
7
0
0
971
412
5
2006
6
1
0
21
1,750
11
0
0
993
440
3

Historic California Disease Figures:

Disease
High Incident Year
Cases
Vaccine Routinely In Use
Pertussis (Whopping Cough)
1941
21,344
Late 1940's
Measles
1961
39,201
Mid 1960's
Rubella
1967
9,539
Late 1960's
Mumps
1960
26,216
Late 1960's
Polio
1952
2,574 (201 deaths)
Late 1950's
Diphtheria
1945
1,299
1940's
Tetanus
1963
26 (16 deaths)
1940's
Haemophilus Influenza type B (Hib)
NA
NA
Toddlers: Late 1980's; Infants:1991
Hepatitis B
1985
5,969
High Risk: Mild 1980's; Infants:1992
Hepatitis A
1986
8,270
Late 1990's

1. Many cases of influenza, pneumococcal, and varicella disease occur each year in California, but unlike the other
    vaccine-preventable diseases, reporting of individual case of these diseases in not legally required.
2. CRS (Congenital Rubella Syndrome).
3. HIB (Haemophilus influenzae type B) <30 years of age. Haemophilus influenzae disease reporting began in March, 1989
    —first complete year of date is 1990.