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  • Parents who go online to buy lollipops licked by children with chickenpox - to build up their own children's immunity - isn't just a bad idea, it's against the law, U.S. Attorney Jerry Martin warns last week in Nashville, Tenn. (Associated Press)

    Prosecutor to parents: Mailing chickenpox is illegal

    Parents fearful of vaccinations are being warned by a federal prosecutor in Tennessee that making a deal with a stranger who promises to mail them lollipops licked by children with chickenpox isn't just a bad idea, it's against the law.

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  • "The agreement is fair and just in that it assesses serious penalties for Gibson's behavior while allowing Gibson to continue to focus on the business of making guitars," U.S. Attorney Jerry Martin said in a statement.

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  • Jerry Martin, U.S. attorney for the Middle District of Tennessee, said he was spurred by reports last week by KPHO-TV in Phoenix and WSMV-TV in Nashville about people turning to Facebook to find lollipops, spit or other items from children who have chickenpox.

    Prosecutor to parents: Mailing chickenpox is illegal →

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