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Health Tip: Understanding Fifth Disease
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(HealthDay News) -- Fifth disease is a viral illness that primarily affects young children who attend school.
Caused by the human parvovirus B19, it's generally a mild illness but it can be extremely harmful to a fetus if a pregnant woman becomes ill with the disease.
The U.S. National Library of Medicine lists these common symptoms of fifth disease:
-- Diana Kohnle
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