What is the incubation period and transmission mode of erythema infectiosum (fifth disease)?

Updated: Mar 06, 2020
  • Author: Glenn L Zellman, MD; Chief Editor: Dirk M Elston, MD  more...
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Erythema infectiosum typically has an incubation period of 4-14 days and is spread primarily via aerosolized respiratory droplets. Transmission also occurs through blood products and from mother to fetus.


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