Milton and Cozy have seen a handful of Fifth Disease cases in the last few months. This is relatively common, but as a result, I wanted to share some important information about the disease (from KidsHealth.org) with you to keep you aware and informed should your child come down with an unusual rash. As always, if you have any additional questions or concerns, do not hesitate to reach out to me at (973) 697-4777 ext. 5535.
What Is Fifth Disease?
Fifth disease is viral illness that most kids recover from quickly and without complications. Also called erythema infectiosum, it's caused by parvovirus B19. It's especially common in kids ages 5 to 15.