Chicken Pox Parties? What’s Next,and You won’t Believe It!
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Chicken Pox Parties? What’s Next,and You won’t Believe It!

Nashville : TN : USA | Nov 05, 2011 at 2:22 PM PDT
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Apparently chicken pox parties had been the rage by some parents who believe actually making their children suffer through them will boost their immunity.

But now these misguided parents have taken this event to a new, lower level. They are mailing objects that have been contaminated with the chicken pox virus to people who cannot attend one of their “parties.”

This was reported by a Nashville Tennessee TV station when a woman charged $50 to send lollipops with contaminated saliva from her own ill children to people who wanted to infect their children.

A Nashville prosecutor Jerry Martin warned that this is illegal and unsafe, according to a report in AP.

When my children had chicken pox, it was incredibly unpleasant and painful for them. I cannot imagine why anyone would want to purposely infect their children under the false belief that it's the right thing to do.

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The most well-known symptom of chickenpox is a red, blistery rash that starts on the upper half of the body. Portions of the rash generally appear in waves, totaling 250 to 500 lesions. Blisters may appear anywhere on the body. (Picture from freefoto.com)
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  • Prosecutor to parents: Mailing chickenpox illegal

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    Prosecutor to parents: Mailing chickenpox illegal. S. attorney ... WSMV-TV reported a Nashville woman was charging $50 to overnight lollipops she claimed were sucked on by children infected with the virus http://bit.ly/uksLFH . On sale 12 x 16 ...
  • Anti-Vaccination Suckers « Mad4science's Blog

      mad4science.wordpress.com
    Chickenpox is highly contagious, but mainly because it is airborne. You catch the disease by breathing in particles from an infected person, not licking a lollipop covered in their saliva. It's also very unlikely that the virus would survive
  • PSA - Vaccines v.s. Candy From Strangers - Windypundit

      www.windypundit.com
    The usual way to do that is with a "pox party": Wait until one child in your circle of anti-vax fanatics gets the chicken pox, and then bring all your kids over so they'll be infected too. It's okay, you know, ... Jerry Martin, U.S.

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  • The most well-known symptom of chickenpox is a red, blistery rash that starts on the upper half of the body. Portions of the rash generally appear in waves, totaling 250 to 500 lesions. Blisters may appear anywhere on the body. (Picture from freefoto.com)

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