fifth disease

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fifth disease:

see parvovirusparvovirus
, any of several small DNA viruses that cause several diseases in animals, including humans. In humans, parvoviruses cause fifth disease, or erythema infectiosum, an acute disease usually affecting young children.
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Since the school came back from half term at the end of October, we've had 317 absences and I would say a quarter of those are through Slapped Cheek Syndrome.
SLAPPED Cheek Syndrome, also known as fifth disease or erythema infectiosum, is a common viral infection in children.
Topics so far include: general infection control, especially the importance of good hand hygiene; direct contact diseases such as hand, foot and mouth disease, infective conjunctivitis and ringworm, also chickenpox, scarlet fever and slapped cheek syndrome.
Slapped cheek syndrome, also known as erythema infectiosum or fifth disease, is a viral infection that causes a bright red rash and occasionally inflammation of the joints.
In children, slapped cheek syndrome is almost always a mild, self-limiting infection.
Slapped cheek syndrome is usually a mild illness that resolves on its own in children and adults who are otherwise healthy.
THERE'S been an epidemic of slapped cheek syndrome at my little girl's school.