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Massive Dolphin Die-Off Mystery Solved!!

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This is so crazy, but dolphins have been dying at an alarming rate… and no one knew why.

From New York to North Carolina, 357 dolphins have died between July 1st and August 26th of just this year!

There are normally only about 36 deaths during that time!!

That's awful?? What's going no?!

Apparently, it's a virus! Scientists have just discovered the morbillivirus, similar to measles, is weakening dolphins' immune systems.

The outbreak cannot spread to humans, so we're safe, but dolphins are still dying and there's no way to immunize wild dolphins!

Oh no! We better figure out some way to help them! Poor dolphins…

Check out the video (above) to learn a little more about this scary situation.

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Parents Buying LICKED Lollipops To Build Children's Chickenpox Immunity

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Eww! This is just INSANELY disgusting!

Instead of trusting vaccines to prevent their children from contracting diseases like Chickenpox and the Measles, some parents are purchasing lollipops online which were licked by other infected kids.

Why? To keep their offspring safe, of course!

A Facebook group called "Find a Pox Party in Your Area" is allowing parents to meet other parents with sick kids so they can swap spit — literally!

One posting from a Wendy Werkit of Nashville, Tenessee offered other group members a "fresh batch of pox in Nashville shipping of suckers, spit and Q-tips available tomorrow 50 dollars via PayPal."

Gross!

The woman explained herself to a local news broadcast, saying:

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CDC Reports U.S. Measles Cases Have Reached The Highest In 15 Years!

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Anyone putting off getting their measles vaccine should listen up!

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, measles cases in the United States have reached their highest in 15 years!

So far, there have been 220 recorded cases of the contagious illness in our country, compared to the usual 60 to 70 cases per year.

Across the pond in Europe, there have been 26,000 cases reported between January and July of this year, with 9 deaths!

Luckily there have been no deaths in the U.S. because about 91.5% of the population is immunized, but the increased presence of the illness may be the result of unvaccinated people traveling overseas.

Experts note that measles is one of the leading causes of death among young children, so why risk it? All it takes is two doses of the vaccine for an estimated 98-99% chance of lifelong immunity!

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