These data comprise of 32 cases of smallpox in Abakaliki, Nigeria in 1967, first described by Thompson and Foege (1968), which occurred predominantly in a religious group that refused medical interventions.
A data frame with 32 rows and 8 columns
Case identification number
Date of onset of symptoms
Age in years
Gender: female (f) or male (m) (factor)
Previously vaccinated: no (n) or yes (y) (factor)
Vaccination scar present: no (n) or yes (y) (factor)
Member of the Faith Tabernacle: no (n) or yes (y) (factor)
Compound number (factor)
Data from Thompson and Foege (1968).
Transfer to R and documentation by Simon Frost
D. Thompson and W. Foege. 1968. Faith Tabernacle smallpox epidemic. Abakaliki, Nigeria. World Health Organization, 3:1–9
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