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Shingles is caused by Herpes Zoster, the same virus that causes chickenpox, and is especially contagious to those that have never had the chickenpox or been vaccinated for it, for as long as blisters and a rash are present.

How Contagious Is Shingles? - Healthline

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Shingles is a contagious condition related to chickenpox that usually occurs ... Most people who have shingles experience pain and discomfort for a short period ...

Is Shingles Contagious? What You Need to Know - Medical News ...

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Aug 3, 2016 ... Many people with shingles wonder if they are contagious. While the varicella zoster virus can be spread to those who have not had chickenpox, ...

Is Shingles Contagious? - MedicineNet

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Jul 22, 2016 ... Shingles is a contagious viral infection that causes symptoms and signs ... the prodromal stage or period consists of symptoms without the rash ...

Protecting Yourself From Shingles | NIH MedlinePlus the Magazine

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Shingles is a painful skin rash caused by the varicella zoster virus (VZV). VZV is the ... Once the rash has developed crusts, the person is no longer contagious.

Shingles | Transmission - How Spreads | Herpes Zoster | CDC

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Sep 17, 2014 ... A person with active shingles can spread the virus when the rash is in the ... Shingles is less contagious than chickenpox and the risk of a ...

Shingles Causes, Symptoms, Treatment - What Is the Prognosis for ...

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Apr 15, 2016 ... ... for Shingles? What Are Possible Shingles Complications? ... Is Follow-up Needed After Treatment of Shingles? Is Shingles Contagious?

Shingles Causes - Mayo Clinic

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Shingles is caused by the varicella-zoster virus — the same virus that causes ... Until your shingles blisters scab over, you are contagious and should avoid ...

How the Contagious Shingles Virus is Transmitted - SymptomFind.com

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It is one of the most commonly transmitted viruses. Shingles is a peculiar and extremely painful, localized skin rash that's tantamount to receiving a surprise ...

I've got shingles – am I infectious? - NetDoctor

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Feb 17, 2015 ... Whilst contagious, it is probably best that sufferers avoid colleagues and ... Direct contact with shingles can give chickenpox to someone who hasn't ... The incubation period is 3 to 14 days and treatment usually involves bed ...