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Slapped cheek syndrome: What is infectious condition that causes bright red cheeks?

Slapped cheek syndrome is caused by a virus, known as parvovirus B19. It’s contagious, and can be caught from infected people by inhaling droplets from their sneezes or coughs, or by touching a contaminated surface or object, the NHS said. Preventing the condition is particularly difficult, and there’s no current vaccine to prevent against it. Those with the infection are ...

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