Can shingles cause chicken pox?

Answer 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 »

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

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 ...

Can you get shingles from chicken pox?

Anyone who has had chicken pox will continue to harbor the virusfor the rest of their life. This same virus which caused chicken poxearly in life can suddenly become active,usually later in life, a... 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 »