Dr. Manny: ‘Measles parties’ are dangerous and irresponsible

February 10, 2015 6:40 PM

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Dr. Manny: ‘Measles parties’ are dangerous and irresponsible

California health officials are warning parents against so-called “measles parties,” being thrown by parents in an effort to intentionally expose their children to the disease.

The idea is nothing new. Measles parties were popular in the 1950s and 60s before the MMR vaccine was developed for measles, mumps and rubella. In the 1980s and early 90s, some parents even followed suit when it came to chickenpox. See, these parents believe that infected children will build up immu...

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