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Fifth Disease making its way around local schools

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KENNEWICK, Wash.-- While the virus won't cause any real harm, you may see it on your child and think it could be measles or scarlet fever.

But in late winter or early spring, school nurses see this rash and say its fifth disease. Once your child has the rash, they've already spread the virus around and aren't contagious anymore, and aside from the rash, nurses say there isn't anything to worry about.

Nurses are seeing fifth disease make its way around local schools, in particular Southgate Elementary, but even that is only about a half dozen students.  

 

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