smallpox_abakaliki_1967: Smallpox in Abakaliki, Nigeria, 1967

Description Usage Format Author(s) Source References Examples

Description

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.

Usage

1

Format

A data frame with 32 rows and 8 columns

case_ID

Case identification number

date_of_onset

Date of onset of symptoms

age

Age in years

gender

Gender: female (f) or male (m) (factor)

vaccinated

Previously vaccinated: no (n) or yes (y) (factor)

vaccscar

Vaccination scar present: no (n) or yes (y) (factor)

ftc

Member of the Faith Tabernacle: no (n) or yes (y) (factor)

compound

Compound number (factor)

Author(s)

Data from Thompson and Foege (1968). Transfer to R and documentation by Simon Frost
([email protected]).

Source

http://apps.who.int/iris/bitstream/10665/67462/1/WHO_SE_68.3.pdf

References

D. Thompson and W. Foege. 1968. Faith Tabernacle smallpox epidemic. Abakaliki, Nigeria. World Health Organization, 3:1–9

Examples

1
2
## show first few cases
head(smallpox_abakaliki_1967)

reconhub/outbreaks documentation built on July 7, 2018, 8:42 a.m.