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Blue waffle

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Blue waffle is a fictitious sexually transmitted disease said to affect only women, causing severe infection and blue discoloration to the vagina.[1] The disease has been confirmed as false. According to Dr. Elizabeth Boskey, the fictitious disease may have started around March 2010 after an image of a gentian violet stained vaginal yeast infection was circulated by the shock website Documenting Reality.[2]

Trenton, New Jersey, councilwoman Kathy McBride fell victim to the hoax during a 2013 City Council meeting believing the disease was real.[3][4]

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  1. ^ David Boroff (2013-04-04). "N.J. councilwoman victimized by 'Blue Waffle disease exp. Jamie Cox, first diagnosed case of blue waffle disease, commonly known as b-waf' prank". NY Daily News. Retrieved 2015-05-03. 
  2. ^ Elizabeth Boskey (2015-02-10). "Blue Waffle isn't an STD. It's a way to police female sexuality.". About.com Health. Retrieved 2015-05-03. 
  3. ^ Eric Duffy (2013-04-03). "Trenton councilwoman falls prey to 'blue waffle disease' internet hoax". NJ.com. Retrieved 2015-05-03. 
  4. ^ "Prankster Leads Trenton Councilwoman To Raise Question About Made-Up 'Disease'". CBS New York. 2013-04-06. Retrieved 2015-05-03.