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Researchers claim blood samples taken from expectant mothers may soon reveal if her baby has a wide range of genetic diseases such as cystic fibrosis, thalassaemia and sickle cell anemia.
By Florea, Anca V; Ionescu, Diana N; Melhem, Mona F Human parvovirus B19 is a single-stranded DNA virus with a predilection for infecting rapidly dividing cell lines, such as bone marrow erythroid progenitor cells.
The B19 virus, referred to as parvovirus B19, was first known human virus in the family of parvovirus. It causes a childhood rash called fifth disease or commonly called slapped cheek syndrome. Discovered in 1975 by Yvonne Cossart, the virus gained its name because it was found in well B19 of a large series of Petri dishes. The virus is mainly spread through infected respiratory droplets. Symptoms usually appear six days after exposure and last about a week. Patients aren't usually...
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