Can an adult with shingles cause an infant to get chicken pox?

Answer james-- an adult with shingles can infect any person who has yet had chicken pox be it another adult or an infant but if one has had chicken pox already shingles can infect them ...

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Does an adult need to get the shingles vaccine if you haven't had chicken pox?

Shingles is caused by the same virus that causes chicken pox, so if you have had the vaccine for the chicken pox you don't need another vaccination.The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (C... Read More »

Can shingles cause chicken pox?

On One Hand: Both Are Caused By the Same VirusShingles does not cause chickenpox. Rather, both are caused by the same virus, varicella-zoster (VZV), according to the book "Microbiology" by Jacquely... Read More »

Can chicken pox cause shingles?

On One Hand: On One Hand: Chicken Pox Has to Come FirstShingles, technically called herpes zoster, is caused by a virus called varicella zoster, which is the same virus that causes chicken pox. On... Read More »

Can babies get chicken pox if in contact with infected person with shingles?

Answer Yes. Shingles are contagious, and if anyone comes in contact with an open lesion or blister, no matter what age they are, if they never had it before they will get infected by it. And yes, ... Read More »