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Are there vaccinations for fifth disease?

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Dr. Jay Park answered

Specializes in Pediatrics

None: No vaccine has developed yet.

Answered 12/5/2014

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Dr. Robert Kwok answered

Specializes in Pediatrics

No: There is no vaccine for the parvovirus b19 that infects humans. There are parvovirus vaccines for canines (dogs) and felines (cats), but those animal's parvoviruses don't cause infections in humans. Also, parvovirus b19 doesn't cause infections in dogs or cats.

Answered 1/30/2018

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Dr. Mark Patterson answered

Specializes in Pediatrics

No: Fifth disease is a common childhood illness caused by parvovirus b19. It usually causes red or slapped-looking cheeks, followed by a lacy, pink rash on the upper arms and legs. A fever can be associated. The illness usually lasts up to a week, then resolves on its own. Treatment is supportive. If a pregnant woman comes down with the illness, it may affect the fetus. Let your doctor know.

Answered 9/28/2016

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