A 40-year-old member asked:
What is parvovirus 16 and is it the same as b19 (human)?
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Infectious Disease 49 years experience
No: Human parvovirus b19 got its name from the designation on the test sample from which the virus was found using an electron microscope. There is no human parvovirus 16.
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Last updated Sep 26, 2012
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