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Description:Note the left side of this boy’s face displaying signs of erythema infectiosum, or Fifth disease.
Human parvovirus B19 is the cause of erythema infectiosum, or Fifth disease, a common rash illness that is usually acquired in childhood. B19 may be transmitted through contact with infected persons, fomites, or large airborne droplets.
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Content Providers(s):CDC/ Dr. Philip S. Brachman
Creation Date:1961
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Links:CDC - National Center for Immunization and Respiratory Diseases, Division of Viral Diseases; Parvovirus B19 and Fifth Disease: Fifth Disease
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