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 »

Shingles cannot be passed from one person to another, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. However, the virus that causes shingles, varicella zoster, can be spread from a person with an active shi... More »

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eMedicineHealth notes that shingles cannot be transmitted to others, but it can cause chicken pox in susceptible individuals. Individuals with shingles are contagious until the blisters all crust over. More »

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While most people only experience one episode of shingles, it is possible for the virus to recur, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Around half of all shingles patients are adults 60 years of a... 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 »

The herpes zoster vaccine helps prevent patients from contracting shingles, a painful rash caused by the same virus as chickenpox, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Individuals who contracted c... More »

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The shingles vaccine is effective for about six years, and possibly longer, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. As of 2015, studies are underway to determine the exact length of time the shingles... More »

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