Measles, which still kills about 90,000 people around the world every year, isn't the only microbe making a comeback.

It's a shocking number. Last year, nearly 90,000 people around the world died from measles.

We‘ve written extensively about the move by some to avoid routine vaccinations of children on the totally unproven grounds that some vaccines contain mercury or might cause autism.

Every semester, I would start my lecture on Bordetella pertussis by playing the sound of a baby with whooping cough - loudly and for a long enough time that my students almost couldn't bear to listen to it anymore.

vaccinationAfter a four-hour hearing, California lawmakers