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Unformatted text preview: body temperature) o Convulsions are rare and are typically not serious • Other symptoms may include:-o Diarrhoea o Mild dry cough Causes Roseola Infantum is caused by two human herpes viruses, HHV-6 (Human Herpesvirus Six) and HHV-7, which are sometimes referred to collectively as Roseolovirus. These viruses are spread by close contact between children; it is likely the virus is transmitted in the mucus secretions of the upper gastrointestinal and respiratory tract. Epidemiology Roseola Infantum is a disease which affects infants all over the world. Incidence is highest in the spring and autumn. It is estimated that the condition affect a third of all children and is usually only a mild illness....
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- Anthropology, Herpesviridae