I had many of these childhood diseases. They were a part of growing up in the 50's and before.
Today, vaccinations provide children and their parents with peace of mind at very low or no cost. I urge people to get vaccinated -- and, if you are an adult, get the newer shingles and pneumonia vaccinations.
As previously mentioned, we also have the tool to track relative disease risk. It is Diseasecast from Big Data Media and Ascel Bio. Right now, it shows a continued high relative risk of flu in the