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Erythema (Fifth Disease) reported

A student at St. Joseph`s has recently been diagnosed with Fifth Disease, which is characterized by a red or rosy rash on both cheeks for one to three days.  The rash does not itch and may be accompanied by a low-grade fever, runny nose or sore throat.

There is a health concern for pregnant women if they are exposed to Fifth Disease, especially in their first trimester.

For further information on Fifth Disease, contact the Health Unit at 613-345-5685.

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