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Parvovirus contagious to humans?

Parvovirus contagious to humans?

Yes, human to human: Parvovirus b19 is a causative organism of fifth disease in children. The same virus also affects pregnant women resulting in fetal hydrops, intrauterine growth retardation, and death. ...Read more

Dr. Ahmet Baschat
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Parvovirus (Definition)

Parvovirus b 19 causes an illness associated with rash, sometimes with red cheeks we call" slapped cheek; fever, and joint symptoms. It does not require any antibiotics since it is a virus. It can be spread to ...Read more


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Can humans get parvo? Can any docs explain?

Can humans get parvo? Can any docs explain?

Yes: Fifth disease in children.
Can present in adults as papular-purpuric gloves and socks syndrome painful pruritic swelling and erythema of the distal hands and feet
Usually in spring and summer.
Dangerous for pregnant females and immunocompromised patients mainly Parvovirus B19 ...Read more

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Can humans with suppressed immune systems catch parvo?

Can humans with suppressed immune systems catch parvo?

Yes: Anyone catch become infected by the parvovirus, and having a surpressed immune system could but you more at risk. ...Read more

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What is the human parvo virus?

What is the human parvo virus?

Parvovirus: It is a virus that causes a fever and rash in.Children. Infection causes a transient slow down in red cell formation which is important in people with hemolytic anemias like sickle cell and during pregnancy when the fetus may die. ...Read more

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How is human parvo virus transmitted?

How is human parvo virus transmitted?

Fifth disease: Here is a nice discussion by the cdc on your question.
http://www. Cdc. Gov/parvovirusb19/fifth-disease. Html. ...Read more

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Can human parvo bring on stills disease?

Can human parvo bring on stills disease?

Parvo virus and JRA: Parvo virus does not cause still's diseae. Still's disease is an auto-immune disorder and sometimes associated with specific hla antigens. ...Read more

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What is the parvo virus and what can it do to a human?

What is the parvo virus and what can it do to a human?

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

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How can a human get infected from parvo virus?

Fifth disease: Here is a nice discussion by the cdc on your question.
http://www. Cdc. Gov/parvovirusb19/fifth-disease. Html. ...Read more

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What is the human parvo b19 virus and vasculitis rash?

What is the human parvo b19 virus and vasculitis rash?

Rash: 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

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Can you tell me about the parvo virus -- my dogs got a vaccine for it; do humans get vaccines?

Can you tell me about the parvo virus -- my dogs got a vaccine for it; do humans get vaccines?

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

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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?

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

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What is parvovirus 16 and is it the same as b19 (human)?

What is parvovirus 16 and is it the same as b19 (human)?

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

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Does fifth disease have more complications in adults that contract the b19 human parvovirus?

Does fifth disease have more complications in adults that contract the b19 human parvovirus?

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

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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

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How dangerous is parvo and how is it treated?

How dangerous is parvo and how is it treated?

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

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How do disinfect for after parvo in the cat?

No spread to people: If you are concerned about spread to your family, there is none. ...Read more

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What would be the dhp parvo vaccine for?

What would be the dhp parvo vaccine for?

Animals: My understanding is that this for animals. So ask your vet. This is a people medical site. ...Read more

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What exactly is parvo?

What exactly is parvo?

Parvovirus: Here is a good summary:
http://en. Wikipedia. Org/wiki/canine_parvovirus
it is a virus that affects dogs. ...Read more

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How will a positive parvo test look?

How will a positive parvo test look?

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

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What are some home remedies to clean parvo?

What are some home remedies to clean parvo?

Time: No specific treatment for Parvo virus. You treat the complications by supportive care if they develop ...Read more

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What to do if only one parvo shot, is it enough?

One parvo shot: Let's chat so I can answer this specifically for YOU! ...Read more

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Could any expert explain to me about parvo? Thanks!

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

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What are the symptoms of parvo virus?

What are the symptoms of parvo virus?

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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I am pregnant and a friend has parvo?

I am pregnant and a friend has parvo?

Avoid them: Parvovirus b-19 is associated with intrauterine infection and/or miscarriage. I would advise against any contact. ...Read more

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Does anyone know about the parvo virus --

No: No parvovirus vaccine for human yet. Infection with parvovirus b 19 is well known as fifth disease in children. ...Read more

Contagious (Definition)

One is able to transmit an infection to another by ...Read more