Found this online:
<<How are parvovirus B19 infections treated?
Treatment of symptoms such as fever, pain, or itching is usually all that is needed for fifth disease. Adults with joint pain and swelling may need to rest, restrict their activities, and take medicines such as aspirin or ibuprofen to relieve symptoms. The few people who have severe anemia caused by parvovirus B19 infection may need to be hospitalized and receive blood transfusions. ?>>
Sounds like it's related to Fifth Disease and not something transmitted from animals, strictly a human disease. Phew! I was a vet tech for a while and hoped this was not something I could have picked up!
Post Edited (luv2ride) : 1/10/2011 9:23:01 AM (GMT-7)