i know we have talked about this before - but i couldn't find it when searching on any of the keywords above.
anyway, i'm supposed to be going away for the weekend with a friend tomorrow. she phoned me last night to say her little boy has been off sick with slapped cheek this week. she doesn't know her immune status for this virus. the virus is infectious before any visible symptoms appear and the incubation period is between 3 days and 3 weeks. Therefore, it is possible that she could be infectious at the moment.
This is what I have read on the net this morning about the risks. If pregnant women contract this prior to 20 weeks the risks are between 1% and 10% of stillbirth and damage to foetus.
Given that I am 19 wks and know that I am not immune to this virus and that my friend could be infectious, I am proposing to cancel our trip.
Just thought I would open this one up to the wisdom of Mumsnet before doing the deed.
slapped cheek/fifth disease/parvovirus - potential exposure in pregnancy
bossykate · 04/03/2004 12:55
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