Parvovirus B19

Paul Auwaerter, M.D.
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MICROBIOLOGY

  • Single-stranded DNA virus, member of Parvoviridae, genus Erythrovirus.
  • Parvovirus B19 is the cause of human infection but is not a "parvovirus" technically as is the case with many mammalian species have strains of parvovirus that cause infection.

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Last updated: August 9, 2019