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Fifth Disease


Fifth disease is a viral infection, which is caused by virus. The disease is common in kids of age group of 5-15 years, though can occur in adults also. The disease does not show any complications and the symptoms of the condition go away by its own.

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The fifth disease is caused by parvovirus B19. The virus only affects human and the disease cannot spread from humans to animals. However, the disease can easily spread from one person to another as the virus is present in mucus and saliva.

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Signs & Symptoms

Some of the common symptoms of the condition are red rash on cheeks, legs, arms, trunk, etc. The affected adults experience symptoms like joint pain, swelling, etc.

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One can prevent the disease by washing his/her hands frequently.

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Anti viral therapy Modern Medicine

The condition gets easily treated by giving anti-viral medications.

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