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Can my child catch fifth disease from our pet?
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Danielle Jones
Obstetrics & Gynecology
7 doctors agree
In brief: No
Although it is true that there is a parvovirus which infects animals, it is different from the parvovirus b19 that causes fifth's disease.
These two viruses are different and are not transferred between animals and humans.

In brief: No
Although it is true that there is a parvovirus which infects animals, it is different from the parvovirus b19 that causes fifth's disease.
These two viruses are different and are not transferred between animals and humans.
Danielle Jones
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Dr. Mark Diamond
Pediatrics
5 doctors agree
In brief: Not Known to Happen
I am unaware of this being possible.

In brief: Not Known to Happen
I am unaware of this being possible.
Dr. Mark Diamond
Dr. Mark Diamond
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