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 an infant be affected by exposure to shingles?

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 you get shingles if you've had the chicken pox?

On One Hand: Yes, You Can Get ShinglesPeople who have had chicken pox in the past can get shingles. In fact, this is the only way to get shingles. After chicken pox clears up, the virus that causes... Read More »