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Might exposure to chicken pox cause a shingles outbreak?

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In brief: They are buddies

Varicella-zoster are the responsible parties in chicken pox and shingles.
If you have ever had chicken pox or the vaccine there is the possibility of shingles in your lifetime. While chicken pox does not cause shingles it has a clear role in its development. Other precipitating factors will bring out a shingles outbreak such as a viral illness, fatigue, and stress.

In brief: They are buddies

Varicella-zoster are the responsible parties in chicken pox and shingles.
If you have ever had chicken pox or the vaccine there is the possibility of shingles in your lifetime. While chicken pox does not cause shingles it has a clear role in its development. Other precipitating factors will bring out a shingles outbreak such as a viral illness, fatigue, and stress.
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