I am a teacher and there is a child in my school who was diagnosed with Slapped Cheek (parvovirus).
How wary do I have to be if there are any cases near to me? How do I know if I am immune?
Also, if there are children in my class with it (or chicken pox etc) should I go home too to avoid infection completely?
Parvovirus can be a problem for the fetus at certain stages of the pregnancy, but every single woman I have tested has been immune. Almost anyone who is around kids much has had it and didn't know it.
You can request a blood test to be sure.
-- Cynthia, CNM. PhD.