Incidence Rates of Poliomyelitis in Germany

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PHI thanks Dr. med. K.-J. Rentzsch of Bundesverband Poliomyelitis e.V. Germany for obtaining the following chart of incidence rates of poliomyelitis in Germany.

Source: Hans P. Pöhn, Gernot Rasch (1910-1945), Robert Koch Institute, Berlin, National Reference Center for Poliomyelitis and Enteroviruses, Prof. Schreier, Director, Reference Laboratory.

Zur Häufigkeit des Post-Polio Syndroms (German)
Some Remarks on the Post-Polio Syndrome and Its Frequency (English)

Data show the numbers of paralytic cases and death rates from poliomyelitis between 1910 and 1999. However, they are incomplete or lacking at all for later war yers and the early post-war period (1944-1949) since Eastern Germany started only in 1949 to reassume registration.

Year
Reported Cases
Death Rate
1910
329
?
1911
146
36
1912
238
48
1913
1037
82
1914
242
48
1915
151
65
1916
158
58
1917
105
57
1918
100
60
1919
38
?
1920
56
42
1921
339
84
1922
601
87
1923
525
88
1924
541
103
1925
395
88
1926
1592
205
1927
2840
363
1928
996
150
1929
1157
174
1930
1363
129
1931
1623
401
1932
3859
401
1933
1318
230
1934
1768
267
1935
2143
280
1936
2241
331
1937
2722
435
1938
5363
696
1939
3703
323
1940
1570
183
1941
4175
474
1942
3422
351
1943
2494
274
1944
2031
?
1945
?
?
1946
947
?
1947
3296
?
1948
5826
581
1949
3746
323
1950
3369
328
1951
2274
222
1952
10259
819
1953
5081
374
1954
3980
369
1955
4156
346
1956
4913
319
1957
3998
337
1958
2708
228
1959
3072
263
1960
4324
289
1961
4677
305
1962
298
31
1963
246
17
1964
54
5
1965
49
6
1966
19
0
1967
54
4
1968
60
1
1969
29
0
1970
17
1
1971
17
1
1972
16
2
1973
30
1
1974
18
0
1975
25
0
1976
40
9
1977
27
0
1978
13
1
1979
15
0
1980
8
0
1981
9
0
1982
4
0
1983
7
2
1984
3
0
1985
4
0
1986
6
0
1987
6
0
1988
1
0
1989
3
0
1990
4
0
1991
3
0
1992
3
0
1993
1
0
1994
2
0
1995
3
0
1996
2
0
1997
0
0
1998
2
0
1999
0
0
2000
1
0
2001
0
0