Shingles Risk Factors
Shingles can occur in anyone who has had chickenpox. However, certain factors put individuals at risk for developing shingles. Risk factors include: being 60 or older, having had chickenpox before the age of 1 , having diseases that weaken the...
Sep 17, 2014 ... A person with active shingles can spread the virus when the rash is in the blister-
phase. A person is not infectious before the blisters appear.
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 ...
Sep 11, 2014 ... Transmission. Exposure to shingles will not cause you to get shingles. But if you
have not had chickenpox and have not gotten the chickenpox ...
Mar 16, 2015 ... Shingles is not contagious (able to spread) in the sense that people who are
exposed to a patient with shingles will not "catch shingles.
Apr 8, 2015 ... Shingles is a contagious viral infection that causes symptoms and signs such as
skin tingling, numbness, and burning, as well as a painful, ...
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
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.
Feb 24, 2015 ... Is shingles contagious? You cannot give shingles to someone else, and you
cannot catch shingles from someone with shingles.