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What’s Are Chicken Pox Parties? Answers to Your Children’s Health Questions

A listener wanted to if chicken pox parties are safe. What exactly is a chicken pox party in the first place? Pediatrician Dr. Mfon Ekong answers that question and others about children’s health. She’s assistant professor of pediatrics at UT Health and a fellow of the American Academy of Pediatrics.

Houston Matters microphonesA listener wanted to if chicken pox parties are safe. What exactly is a chicken pox party in the first place?

Pediatrician Dr. Mfon Ekong answers that question and others about children’s health. She’s assistant professor of pediatrics at UT Health and a fellow of the American Academy of Pediatrics.

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Michael Hagerty

Michael Hagerty

Senior Producer, Houston Matters

Michael Hagerty is the senior producer for Houston Matters. He's spent more than 20 years in public radio and television and dabbled in minor league baseball, spending four seasons as the public address announcer for the Reno Aces, the Triple-A affiliate of the Arizona Diamondbacks.

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