Parents intentionally exposing kids to measles with "Measles Parties"

Measles has been in the news a lot lately, but I bet you haven't heard of this before. Parents in California are hosting "Measles Parties" and purposely exposing their kids to the disease.

They are holding gatherings where un-vaccinated kids hang out with kids already infected with measles with the intention of the healthy kids catching it. Some parents are all for it, while others are strongly against it.

"When I had my daughter who is now 21, when she was younger, I found out someone had the chicken pox, and I was like great! Lets get them, and get them over with," says Lorene Cook. "Not realizing that you can get shingles now. I would have vaccinated her knowing that."

California's Department of Public Health released a statement saying it does not recommend intentionally exposing kids to measles. In the meantime, the CDC reports there are over 100 cases in 14 states, 39 of them were infected at Disneyland.
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