Chicken pox. Yes. The virus, while infected individuals are still developing new lesions, is highly contagious through skin to skin contact. If you care for an infected individual, you can carry the virus to another person unless you use very careful handwashing.
If you are in contact with a child with chicken pox, but you are immune, will you carry the virus and pass it on to another child?
Not likely. Not likely but if you came in contact with the contaminated mucous you could potentially pass it on but it would have to be immediate. Read more...