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If you have children, be aware that Chicken Pox Parties can be dangerous and even illegal, depending on what is used to infect children so that “They get it over with.”  One urban legend is that chickenpox is less severe the younger the child is in years. Well, sometimes that is true, but this  “childhood disease” can kill children as well as the adults on which it acts more severely.  It can lead to MRSA. Case examples appear At This Link.

Didn’t we or some of our ancestors infect Native Americans on purpose with smallpox-infected blankets a couple of hundred years ago? Some of these chickenpox parties are also using infected blankets, infected clothing, and even old rags that contain the disease. People are taking their infants and preschoolers to some of these parties with the thought. “Well, it’s easier on them now and vaccination is too dangerous.” Is this the 21st Century or the 17th Century? As Dr. McCoy said about 1986 in Star Trek IV -” What kind of primitive medicine is this!?”

Illegal? – Purchasing lollipops made from the spit of children suffering from chickenpox started out as a BIG BUSINESS online, but was sharply curtailed in Autumn 2011 when it was declared a Federal Crime. Be careful about chickenpox parties found on Facebook and Craigslist. If your child or you can catch chickenpox there, what else might you catch – from dirty rags and spit?

Again, here is The Link to more information and the diseases that getting well from chickenpox can give you later in life.

Let’s eradicate all “childhood diseases!”

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