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A 20-year-old female asked:

my husbands friend has a baby with chickenpox . i'm pregnant & my husband recently hung out with his friend but not the baby, can i still catch it?

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Dr. Hunter Handsfield
Infectious Disease 53 years experience
No risk, no worries: Unless your parents skipped your childhood vaccinations, you probably were immunized against chickenpox and can't catch it again. Even if not, hust hanging out with the father of a child with chickenpox isn't a risk at all. You could only be infected if you personally had close contact with the infected baby. On top of all that, chickenpox isn't dangerous to pregnant women or their babies.

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