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i am 24 weeks pregnant & i am immune to fifths disease, does that mean i am immune to the hand, foot, and mouth disease?

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Dr. Christopher Abel
Pediatrics 26 years experience
No: Different viruses.
Dr. Matthew Cerniglia
Podiatry 25 years experience
See note: No. No one is immune to a virus of this nature since a vaccine is not available. It is very uncommon if your an adult and is usually only found in immunocompromised patients if so.

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