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Does living in the same house with that of a chicken pox patient necessarily lead to contacting that disease?

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Dr. Kenneth Cheng
Family Medicine
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In brief: Yes if never before

All household members are at risk for contracting chicken pox if one member has active chicken pox and these household members have never had chicken pox.
If they have contracted chicken pox in the past, then there is theoretically no risk.

In brief: Yes if never before

All household members are at risk for contracting chicken pox if one member has active chicken pox and these household members have never had chicken pox.
If they have contracted chicken pox in the past, then there is theoretically no risk.
Dr. Kenneth Cheng
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