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Vaccine-Preventable Diseases Research PaperInfectious diseases dominated deaths in the United States in the 19thand early 20thcenturies. Fortunately, due to the successful action of public health policies and implementations,infectious disease rates declined dramatically. The control of infectious diseases was a result ofhigher quality of sanitation and hygiene, vaccinations, antibiotics, and advanced technology andmonitoring techniques (Center for Disease Control and Prevention, 2001). Vaccinationspractically exterminated the infectious diseases that were common in the United States liketetanus, measles, mumps, rubella, smallpox, and influenza. Measles, a highly infectious viraldisease, was declared “eliminated” in the United States in 2000 due to the achieving measlesvaccination program (Fiebelkorn, et al., 2010). However, in recent years, there has been concernrelated to the emergence of vaccine-preventable diseases in the United States that have alarmedpublic health officials. This paper will explore three main vaccine-preventable diseases, theirrecent outbreaks in the U.S, the misconceptions of vaccines, and will survey a cohort study thatexamines the connection between autism and the MMR vaccine.The eradication of infectious diseases was on the horizon mainly due to vaccinations.However, there was a notifiable number of infectious disease outbreaks. This paper willspecifically focus on the increasing cases of whooping cough, measles, and mumps in the UnitedStates. Whooping cough, also known as pertussis, is a highly contagious and highly infectiousdisease that affects the respiratory tract; pertussis mainly targeted children and infants before thedevelopment of vaccination, but now can develop a serious infection in babies, children,adolescents, and adults. The most recent outbreak of pertussis was in 2012, reporting 48,277cases alone in the United States and 20 deaths (Center for Disease Control and Prevention,2017). The newer vaccine for whooping cough, which began in the late 1990s, is found to not be
as effective as the old vaccine, however, it is also safer and symptoms are less severe (Oliviero,2018). The next disease is measles—a serious infectious disease that is characterized by a fever,

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