The most common and serious vaccine-preventable diseases tracked by the World Health Organization (WHO) are: diphtheria, Haemophilus influenzae serotype b infection, hepatitis B, measles, meningitis, mumps, pertussis, poliomyelitis, rubella, tetanus, tuberculosis, and yellow fever.
What diseases can you get from not getting vaccinated?
Vaccine preventable diseases currently include:
- pertussis (whooping cough)
- poliomyelitis (polio)
- haemophilus influenzae type b infections.
Which disease has experienced a recent resurgence due to unvaccinated individuals?
Measles resurgence in the United States – Wikipedia.
What if we stopped vaccinating?
If vaccinations were stopped, 2.7 million measles deaths worldwide could be expected. In the U.S., widespread use of measles vaccine has led to a greater than 99% reduction in measles compared with the pre-vaccine era. If we stopped immunization, measles would increase to pre- vaccine levels.
How many children die from not being vaccinated?
Geneva, 17 September 2009 – Nearly 2.3 million children continue to die each year from vaccine-preventable diseases, even while the overall mortality rate of children continues to drop, reported the GAVI Alliance today.