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Mother raises awareness of 'Slapped Cheek Syndrome'

A woman from mid-Wales is campaigning to raise awareness of 'Slapped Cheek Syndrome' - a virus which usually affects young children. Dwynwen Davies wants local health boards across Wales to provide more information and offer a specific blood test..

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Mother raises awareness of 'Slapped Cheek Syndrome'

Dwynwen wants local health boards to provide more information and provide a specific blood test. Credit: ITV News

A woman from Carmarthenshire is campaigning to raise awareness of 'Slapped Cheek Syndrome', a virus that usually affects young children.

Dwynwen Davies, from Llanybydder, lost one of her babies to the condition, and now wants to warn other pregnant mums of the dangers it can pose.

She wants local health boards to provide more information about the virus and offer a specific blood test which could possibly have saved her baby's life.

Children with the illness, which presents itself as a red rash on the face, usually recover from the cold-like symptoms in a few days, but it can be deadly to unborn babies.

Dwynwen has set up a petition online, where you can find more information on her campaign.

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