Fifth disease is a viral infection, especially in children, leading to rashes.
- Parvovirus B19
- Respiratory secretions of infected people
It begins with fever and cold symptoms followed by:
- Red rash on both cheeks
- Spreading of rash to the trunk and limbs
- Joint pain
There is no way to prevent the disease.
Fifth disease gets cured on its own within 1 to 3 weeks.