Dr. Manny: Parvovirus B19 can complicate pregnancy

February 19, 2015 5:15 PM

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Dr. Manny: Parvovirus B19 can complicate pregnancy

School is back in session and you know what that means: Stomach bugs, colds and common viruses are starting to make their rounds.

One of those viruses is parvovirus B19 or fifth disease. While not the most common of illnesses, parvovirus or fifth disease has been affecting some of the pregnant women coming into my practice – and other patients are asking if they should be worried.

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