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An average case of chicken pox causes children to be covered with 250 to 500 small blisters over red spots. Symptoms include fever, headache and stomach ache. (Photo by Thomas Netsch)

Chicken pox parties staged to forego vaccinations

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DULUTH, Minn. - Leah Schroeder's youngest child, Fynn, had the best breakfast of his 14 months one morning just before Thanksgiving.

"I had my little guy suck on a sucker, which he thought was the coolest thing that had ever happened," the 29-year-old mother of three said.


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