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- Exanthem subitum
- Incubation period of 5–15 days
- Mode of acquisition unknown:
- Horizontal spread by oral shedding suggested
- It is spread person to person but is not very contagious.
- Human is the only host.
- Complex immune response (cytokines, antibody responses, T-cell reactivity)
- Human herpesvirus 6 (HHV-6):
- Large, double-stranded DNA
- Closely related to human cytomegalovirus
- Peak incidence at 6–12 mo; 90% occurrence within 1st 2 yr
- Highest incidence in late spring and early summer