Aug 22, 2013 ... Shingles is a disease related to chickenpox that usually occurs in older adults.
Find out what causes it and how you can avoid spreading or ...
Shingles is a painful skin rash caused by the varicella zoster virus (VZV). ... A
person with shingles can spread the disease through direct contact with the rash
Mar 16, 2015 ... Shingles is not contagious (able to spread) in the sense that people who ... These
susceptible people, if exposed to the shingles virus, will not ...
Sep 11, 2014 ... If you are having an active outbreak of shingles, you can help prevent the spread
of the virus to other people. Cover any fluid-filled blisters that ...
The virus is not spread through sneezing, coughing or casual contact. A person
with shingles can spread the disease when the rash is in the blister-phase.
But the virus that causes chickenpox and shingles is not the same virus
responsible for cold sores or genital herpes, a sexually transmitted infection.
Jan 29, 2013 ... Shingles is less contagious than chicken pox and cannot be passed from person
to person. However, the varicella zoster virus can be spread ...
Shingles can only occur in a body that's already had chickenpox, so shingles
itself isn't contagious, but the virus that causes it is. Someone with shingles could
If you have the shingles rash, do not share towels or flannels, go swimming, or
play contact sports. This will help prevent the virus being passed on to someone