Thread: Fifths disease
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Old 12-11-2012, 06:58 AM   #18
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Re: Fifths disease

I have never even heard of this, so I googled it to see what it was and the following webmd site: http://children.webmd.com/tc/fifth-d...topic-overview

says that generally once the rash appears, it's no longer contagious

"As a rule, people can spread fifth disease only while they have flu-like symptoms and before they get a rash. Usually, by the time the rash appears, you can no longer spread the disease to anyone else. Some people, such as those who have weak immune systems or blood disorders, may be able to spread the disease for a longer time."
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