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Article published on Sep 26, 2006

Human Parvovirus Infection Can Cause Miscarriage

Last year, I had a miscarriage that devastated me. I was about 7- to 8-weeks pregnant at the time. The pregnancy was going wonderfully until I started developing some achy pain in my hands. Around the same time, our three-year-old daughter developed a red rash on her face. We consulted our family doctor at the... Read More

Article published on Oct 9, 2001

Slapped-Cheek Disease Is Caused By Human Parvovirus B19

I am a kindergarten teacher. On the first day of school, one of my students had very red cheeks. At first I thought someone slapped him. His mother told me later that he had an infection called “slapped cheek disease.” I have never heard of it, so I went on the Internet. I was very... Read More