Ever wonder where chickenpox is going around? So do we! There isn’t much information available to the public regarding any current statistics in the U.S. ever since the rate of infection began to dramatically decrease when the vaccine became available in 1995. However, Sickweather has been tracking social media reports of chickenpox since October of 2011, and in the past 20 months or so, we have noticed some interesting trends related to seasons and geography. Below is an infographic with our findings, including the Top 10 states where there are the most reports per capita. You can also stay up-to-date by tracking chickenpox using our maps and alerts!
By popular request, here are the Bottom 10 “Chickenpoxensie” States from our study side-by-side with the Top 10:
- New Hampshire
- New Jersey
- South Dakota
- West Virginia
Originally published at www.sickweather.com.