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How is it possible to get shingles disease?
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Dr. Jason Black
Internal Medicine
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In brief: Reactivation
Shingles is a reactivation of the chicken pox virus (varicella-zoster) that lives dormant in nerve cells after the initial chicken pox infection.

In brief: Reactivation
Shingles is a reactivation of the chicken pox virus (varicella-zoster) that lives dormant in nerve cells after the initial chicken pox infection.
Dr. Jason Black
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Dr. Coyle Connolly
Dermatology
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In brief: Shingles
Shingles is caused by the same virus responsible for chicken pox .
The virus remains in a dormant state until a shingles outbreak occurs years later when the immune system is weakened or during stressful times.

In brief: Shingles
Shingles is caused by the same virus responsible for chicken pox .
The virus remains in a dormant state until a shingles outbreak occurs years later when the immune system is weakened or during stressful times.
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