Parvovirus B19

Paul Auwaerter, M.D.


  • 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 that have strains of parvovirus that cause infection.

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Last updated: January 18, 2023