Fifth Disease, Parvovirus B19

posted Apr 8, 2019, 12:04 PM by Peggy Perrin
We have confirmed cases of Fifth Disease, Parvovirus B19, in the school.  If you are pregnant and do not have immunity to Fifth Disease, you should not enter the school.  Signs of fifth include red cheek(s) that is often described as the look of a "slapped" cheek.  The child is no longer infectious when the rash appears so children are not excluded.  Please inform the school if you notice this symptom in your child as we do have staff who are not immune.  You can find further information about this at: https://www.caringforkids.cps.ca/handouts/fifth_disease  If you are pregnant, you may wish to consult with your doctor prior to entering the school to ensure you have immunity. 
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