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Brigitte Roth Tran is a doctoral candidate in economics at the University of California, San Diego. The opinions expressed in this commentary are solely those of the author.
(CNN)Whooping cough commonly kills newborns but can be prevented through vaccination and avoiding infected individuals. Measles, which made the headlines recently with a large outbreak traced to Disneyland, is also deadly and similarly preventable with vaccination. But people are not vaccinating as they should be. While it's a matter of personal choice, it's also a serious matter of public health, and these preventable and deadly diseases are roaring back to life.