California health officials on Monday warned parents against intentionally exposing their children to measles, which could worsen an outbreak in the state.
In response to media inquiries about so-called measles parties, the California Department of Public Health (CDPH) said it did not have information on the parties or their frequency.
But it added that the disease, of which 107 cases have been confirmed since an outbreak began late last year, was serious.
“CDPH strongly recommends against the intentional exposure of children to measles as it unnecessarily places the exposed children at potentially grave risk and could contribute to further spread,” said department spokeswoman Anita Gore.
In 2011, federal authorities issued stern warnings following media reports that vaccine-wary parents were trading chicken pox-laced lollipops by mail, in misguided efforts to build children’s immunity through exposure to the virus.
“Don’t forget to wear your new dress, Sienna, mommy is taking you to a measles party after school!”
Every time I think I’ve heard the most absurd thing I can about the hippie folk doctors they prove me wrong. If The Idiot King does release everyone from Gitmo I propose turning it into an anti-vaxxer compound. They can blissfully live and serve as many chicken pox lollipops as they want without being a danger to people who enjoy living in the 21st Century.