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Guidelines on the management of communicable diseases in schools and nurseries - Parvovirus B19

Author(s)Health Protection Agency
AbstractGuidelines on the Management of Communicable Diseases in Schools and Nurseries: Fifth Disease (erythema infectiosum, slapped cheek disease, parvovirus B19 infection). This document provides details of mode of transmission - definition of onset; incubation period; risk of transmission - duration of shedding; period of infectiousness -serial interval; and exclusion period from school / nursery. Fifth disease is a minor illness in most children but infection should be avoided in pregnant women and patients with immune suppression or haematological conditions.
Date of publishing01/01/2001
Date of last revision by publisher04/30/2003
Date of last review by us01/17/2005
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