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What would cause this shingles rash if you are obviously immune to chicken pox because you babysat kids with it last month?

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Dr. Michael Fisher
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In brief: Shingles

Shingles is a reactivation of the varicella-zoster virus, a type of herpes virus that causes chickenpox.
After you have had chickenpox, the virus lies inactive in your nerve roots and remains inactive until, in some people, it flares up again. When the virus becomes active again, you get shingles instead of chickenpox.

In brief: Shingles

Shingles is a reactivation of the varicella-zoster virus, a type of herpes virus that causes chickenpox.
After you have had chickenpox, the virus lies inactive in your nerve roots and remains inactive until, in some people, it flares up again. When the virus becomes active again, you get shingles instead of chickenpox.
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