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Is shingles contagious?

By Anonymous July 21, 2017 - 2:57pm
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Hi, Anon.

Thank you for posting.

According to CDC: Shingles cannot be passed from one person to another. However, the virus that causes shingles, the varicella zoster virus, can be spread from a person with active shingles to another person who has never had chickenpox. In such cases, the person exposed to the virus might develop chickenpox, but they would not develop shingles. The virus is spread through direct contact with fluid from the rash blisters caused by shingles.


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