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“I couldn't even close my fist,” Metro mom, daughters battle contagious Fifth Disease

EDMOND, Okla. - Heather Holeman is a full-time mom and full-time reporter for NewsChannel 4.

However, this supermom is fighting one superbug with her daughters.

"I couldn't even close my fist. I couldn't make a fist because my fingers were so swollen, along with my wrist, my knees and ankles. So painful,” Heather said.

Heather came down with Fifth Disease, a contagious virus.

"It started with the joint swelling and then hives everywhere," she said.

The virus comes with an itchy rash and, unfortunately in Heather's case, passed down to her daughters.

"It's just itchy, it's like you get a red ant bite all over your body,” said Kaylan, Heather's daughter.

While her other daughter Everly said, “It was the itchiest day of my life."

Fifth disease is non-life threatening and is more common in children than adults.

The virus also comes with a "slapped cheek" appearance, as red cheeks are a signature sign of the virus in the beginning stages.