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Old 12-12-2012, 05:13 PM   #22
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Adults can get it, but it induces arthritis rather than a rash. It attacks the joints and can be bothersome for a lot longer than in kids. I had it as a kid (face & body rash) and got it again as an adult when my kids got it. I thought I had the flu and told the Ped my symptoms and he confirmed it was Fifths. And they definitely exclude from school for Fifths here. You never know if a teacher, assistant, mom or relative at home is pregnant. Once they're symptom free for 24hrs we can send them back.
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