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According for the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, shingles is not contagious, but the virus that causes shingles can be spread through skin-to-skin contact if a rash is present. An individual may develop chic... More »

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Shingles is contagious until the rash scabs over, according to Mayo Clinic. However, in order to get the virus, a person who has not developed immunity to chickenpox must have direct contact with the rash or blisters. Th... More »

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If you are infected with shingles and have developed a rash with blisters, you can infect other people you with the varicella zoster virus, states the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. It is not possible to tra... More »

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The most common health issue that occurs following shingles is post-herpetic neuralgia, a condition characterized by severe pain in the areas where the shingles rash was located, according to the Centers for Disease Cont... More »

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