(Yahoo!News) The Internet has been buzzing with news about "measles parties" in the Bay area, where parents supposedly expose their unvaccinated children to one with measles in the hopes that their children catch the disease and become immune to it naturally.
It's similar to the idea behind scary chicken pox parties that promise to "boost" your immune system against the disease (there's even a Facebook group called Let's Have a Chicken Pox party with 625 "likes").
The measles party story has spread like, well, measles. But after reaching out to both the California Department of Public Health, as well as the Bay area mom widely quoted about being invited to expose her unvaccinated kids to a family with measles, Yahoo Health hasn't found any proof that such measles parties ever existed.
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