Fifth’s Disease in JCPS

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We recently have had a possible case of Fifth’s disease at JCPS which is childhood illness often referred to as ‘slapped cheek syndrome.’ This is a viral infection that may have no symptoms or a low grade fever, runny nose, headache, nausea, and a red rash on the cheeks and possibly other areas on the body.The rash may come and go for a week. Treatment usually means just relieving the symptoms. However, pregnant women who have been in contact with an infected child should consult their health care provider. 

For more details please contact the Haliburton, Kawartha, Pine Ridge District Health Unit at www.hkpr.on.ca or call 1-866-888-4577.