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    Fifth Disease Directory

    Fifth disease is a viral infection that happens mostly in children and causes a distinctive rash on the face commonly known as "slapped cheek." It is caused by the human parvovirus B19. Follow the links below to find WebMD's comprehensive coverage about how fifth disease is contracted, what it looks like, how to treat it, and much more.

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