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Is Parvo Contagious To Humans
Public employee; lots of contact w/mothers/kids/elderly. Prior10 yrs of parvovirus b-19. Tested w/acute CMV @ highly contagious stage. No sick leave. No $$. Morally conflict re: returning to work.
Not clear: Your question is not clear. What do you mean by prior 10 years of parvovirus b19? ...Read more
Yes: Anyone catch become infected by the parvovirus, and having a surpressed immune system could but you more at risk. ...Read more
Fifth Disease: Parvo b19 virus causes upper respiratory symtpoms and low grade fever which resolve promptly, to be followed by a facial rash with a "slapped cheek" appearance. The remainder of the body soon develops rashes, sparing the palms and soles. The rash will soon show central clearing, which has a "lacy, fishnet" appearance. The illness is mild and self-limited, and the rash waxes & wanes. No treatment. ...Read more
In general, parvovirus b19 outbreaks occur in late winter and spring. The time course for the virus:
incubation: 4-14 days (21 days in some cases),
infectivity: prior to rash onset
you should talk with your doctor if you are having issues or worsening rash. ...Read more
Not a human pbm: My understanding of this disorder is that it is not a human disease. As such, there would not be a need for a vaccine for it. ...Read more
I have had the human parvo virus since 2007 how do I get rid of the burning and redness of my face no one has been able to help?
Explanation: This viral infection in 2007 can not be reason for your problems with face. Will be good to see the dermatologists for exam. So far use daily moisturizer, and wash your face with milk. Dryness is often reason for burning sensation. ...Read more
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. ...Read more
Not really: People who get parvovirus b19 infection can have no symptoms or can get sick. Kids get a rash, mild fever, and/or mild cold symptoms. Adults get a rash, some joint aches, and/or joint swelling. Infected persons, with or without symptoms, recover and have immunity against re-infection. Complications can be seen in persons with chronic anemia or immunosuppression, and occasionally in pregnant women. ...Read more
Does everyone shows symptoms of fifth disease, if they are infected with the b19 human parvovirus?
Yes mild form: Erythema infectiosum, caused by human paravirus 19 (animal paravirus 19 will not infect humans), erythematious rash, on face looks like ' slapped cheek' face, mostly self limiting contagious disease. It is called fifth diseases, as it the 5th viral disease rash etc (other 4 are measels, scarlet fever, rubella, chicken pox). ...Read more
Parvoviruses: "Parvo" means small in Latin - so these are a group of very small viruses. There are human viruses such as Parvovirus B19, which causes Fifth disease in humans or possibly other rare illnesses. Then, there are animal parvoviruses such as the canine parvovirus- which can be very bad for puppies. Most of us have been exposed to parvovirus, the question is -is it a problem? An ID doc should help. ...Read more
Complicated: Positive IgG antibody infers an infection that has resolved in the past or began more than 7 days prior. So it does not prove a current issue. IgM antibodies infer new infection, but because of immune complex formation in setting of acute disease, these can be false negatives. In that case, pcr can be performed and has higher chance of positivity in context of immune complex phenomenon. ...Read more
Parvo: Please re-ask and be more specific about what you would like to know. For an in-depth discussion consider discussing with your medical provider or asking a provider on Healthtap Prime or Concierge. ...Read more
Fifth disease: In children, parvovirus b19 causes a slapped cheek looking facial rash and some lacy rash on the arms, a benign disease. However, it causes a transient block in red blood cell production that in normals is of no consequence but in those with hemolytic anemia such as sickle cell disease, profound anemia can occur. In pregnancy, the effect on the developing fetus can be fatal. ...Read more
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