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How do you catch roseola infantum?

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Dr. Michael Fisher
Dermatology
2 doctors agree

In brief: Roseola

Two common and closely related viruses can cause roseola: human herpesvirus (hhv) type 6 and possibly type 7.
These viruses belong to the same family as the better-known herpes simplex viruses (hsv), but hhv-6 and hhv-7 do not cause the cold sores and genital herpes infections that hsv can cause.

In brief: Roseola

Two common and closely related viruses can cause roseola: human herpesvirus (hhv) type 6 and possibly type 7.
These viruses belong to the same family as the better-known herpes simplex viruses (hsv), but hhv-6 and hhv-7 do not cause the cold sores and genital herpes infections that hsv can cause.
Dr. Michael Fisher
Dr. Michael Fisher
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Dr. Cristina Carballo
Pediatrics - Neonatology
2 doctors agree

In brief: Oral

Roseola infantum is highly contagios and spread through oral secretions.

In brief: Oral

Roseola infantum is highly contagios and spread through oral secretions.
Dr. Cristina Carballo
Dr. Cristina Carballo
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