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A 37-year-old female asked:

if someone has shingles how can they spread chicken pox do you need to touch the blisters or by airborne or be in the same room for more then 10 mins ?

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Dr. Katharine Cox
Pediatric Emergency Medicine 45 years experience
Contact: Each one of the blisters contain the chickenpox virus. Keeping it covered and careful hand washing should prevent passing on the virus. Avoid contact with high risk groups, the young unimmunized, the elderly and anyone else with difficulty fighting infection. It is not airborne. All the best.

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