How can I prevent fifth disease?

There isn’t a vaccine to prevent fifth disease. Because the virus spreads easily through nasal and mouth droplets, good hygiene is the best way to prevent the disease. You can reduce your family’s risk of infection by taking these steps:

  • Washing your hands frequently and thoroughly.
  • Sneezing or coughing into the crook of your elbow.
  • Avoiding close contact with an infected person.

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