Chicken pox parties gaining popularity

FRESNO, Calif.

Some parents are hosting "pox parties" to spread the disease at an early age, hoping to avoid complications later.

Parents have even created "find a pox party near you" Facebook pages to organize the events.

Others are taking it to a different extreme with Chicken Pox Pops.

They're mail order lollipops which have been licked by children with the virus.

Facebook recently took down pages promoting pox pops, but event pages for pox parties are still being allowed.

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