It's stay healthy Saturday! Can humans get parvo from dogs? Good question! "Because fifth disease, (a condition affecting children and causing a skin rash) is also known as parvovirus B19, this has led to confusion often contributing to the belief that it is possible that humans get parvo from puppies," explains veterinarian Dr. Ivana. Fortunately, parvovirus B19 is susceptible only to humans and cannot be transferred to dogs, while canine parvovirus is not categorized as a zoonotic disease, meaning that it cannot be passed to humans.