What is Roseola?
Roseola is a viral illness. It usually affects children between the ages of 6 months and 2 years. Roseola is rare in children younger than 4 months or older than 4 years. In rare cases, repeat cases of roseola may occur.
Roseola is also called sixth disease, exanthem subitum, and roseola infantum.
Symptoms of Roseola
There are many symptoms of roseola. The most common symptoms are:
What causes Roseola?
Roseola is caused by human herpes virus (HHV) type 6 and type 7.
Is Roseola Contagious?
Yes. It is spread through tiny drops of fluid from the nose and throat of infected people. The average incubation period is about 9 to 10 days after exposure to the virus.
Can Roseola be Prevented?
Unfortunately, there is no known way to prevent the spread of roseola.
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