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Would you get shingles from a blood transfusion?

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Dr. Bahman Omrani
Pain Management
2 doctors agree

In brief: No

No, you generally get it from contact exposure; even then, you get chickenpox, and not shingles.

In brief: No

No, you generally get it from contact exposure; even then, you get chickenpox, and not shingles.
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Dr. Jason Black
Internal Medicine
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In brief: No

Shingles is actually not a newly acquired infection, but rather a reactivation of the chicken pox virus (varicella-zoster) that lives dormant in nerve tissue after the initial chicken pox episode revolves.

In brief: No

Shingles is actually not a newly acquired infection, but rather a reactivation of the chicken pox virus (varicella-zoster) that lives dormant in nerve tissue after the initial chicken pox episode revolves.
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