We are fortunate that there are vaccines for many diseases that once caused deadly epidemics and outbreaks and unfortunately are still around in many parts of the world.
Vaccine Preventable Diseases
Typhus and typhoid fevers are two very different diseases that can both be avoided with good hygiene practices.
While you likely don’t remember when large epidemics of measles would close schools, it’s a reminder that measles wasn’t thought of as the mild disease that some claim it was.
Even though we have had a tetanus vaccine for over 80 years, obstetric tetanus is still a thing in the United States.