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How can I avoid spreading shingles virus on me or others?

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Dr. Martin Raff
Internal Medicine - Infectious Disease
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In brief: Unlikely

If the person you are in direct contact with has previously had chickenpox or has had the varicella-zoster vaccine they will not be at risk.
In the absence of those things, or in patients who may have their immune system compromised, transmission may occur.

In brief: Unlikely

If the person you are in direct contact with has previously had chickenpox or has had the varicella-zoster vaccine they will not be at risk.
In the absence of those things, or in patients who may have their immune system compromised, transmission may occur.
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