WASHINGTON, Aug. 3, 2016 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Following is the daily "Profile America" feature from the U.S. Census Bureau:
Profile America — Wednesday, August 3rd. Although the numbers have fallen sharply in the last few decades, still some people in the U.S. succumb to diseases that could have been prevented by immunization. Others experience pain, suffering and disability. That's why this is National Immunization Awareness Month — highlighting the importance of vaccinations to a long and healthy life. The process of vaccination was known even in ancient cultures. Its most spectacular success came in the eradication of smallpox, a scourge of humanity for thousands of years. The last known natural case was diagnosed in Somalia in 1977. In the U.S., nearly 2,200 establishments manufacture medicines and pharmaceuticals in a $201 billion a year business.
You can find current data on the country's economy by downloading the 'America's Economy' mobile application at www.census.gov/mobile.
Immunization Awareness: http://www.cdc.gov/vaccines/events/niam.html
Treatments of smallpox: http://www.vaclib.org/basic/smallpox.htm
Last reported smallpox: www.immunize.org/timeline
Manufacturers/NAICS 32541: http://factfinder.census.gov/bkmk/table/1.0/en/BP/2014/00A1//naics~32541
Receipts/NAICS 32541: http://factfinder.census.gov/bkmk/table/1.0/en/ASM/2014/31GS101//naics~32541
Profile America is produced by the Center for New Media and Promotion of the U.S. Census Bureau. Statistics and accounts drawn from cited non-Census sources are employed for illustrative or narrative purposes, and are not attested to by the U.S. Census Bureau. These daily features are available as produced segments, ready to air, on the Internet at http://www.census.gov (look for "Audio" in the "Library" pull-down menu).
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SOURCE U.S. Census Bureau