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Fifth Disease

 

Fifth disease is a viral infection, especially in children, leading to rashes.

Causes

  • Parvovirus B19
  • Respiratory secretions of infected people

Symptoms
It begins with fever and cold symptoms followed by:

  • Red rash on both cheeks
  • Spreading of rash to the trunk and limbs
  • Joint pain

Treatment
Fifth disease gets cured on its own within 1 to 3 weeks.

Prevention

There is no way to prevent the disease.