Thread: shingles
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Old 04-01-2013, 11:12 AM   #9
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Re: shingles

A person with no immunity to chicken pox could catch chicken pox from your coworker with shingles (but only by touching the sores). If you are immune to chicken pox, then you can't catch anything from the coworker.
Shingles is a re-activation of the dormant chicken pox virus already in your own body. You don't catch it from anybody, it's just something that can happen because after you recover from chicken pox the germs never totally go away - they linger and can cause shingles later on.
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