June 20, 2015

Fifth Disease


  • Fifth Disease, also called erythema infectiosum, is a viral infection affecting children and their teachers or caretakers.
  • Children will have mild cold or flu-like symptoms and several days later a red rash on the cheeks, torso and limbs.
  • Adults tend to have a more severe flu-like illness, rarely get a rash but often get joint symptoms, which usually clear up within two weeks.
  • If symptoms last longer then two weeks, make an appointment to see a doctor

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