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Shingles is a disease caused by the varicella-zoster virus - the same virus that causes chickenpox. After you have chickenpox, the virus stays in your body. It may not cause problems for many years. As you get older, the virus may reappear as shingles. Although it is most common in people over age 50, anyone who has had chickenpox is at risk.

You can't catch shingles from someone who has it. However, if you have a shingles rash, you can pass the virus to someone who has never had chickenpox. This would usually be a child, who could get chickenpox instead of shingles. The virus spreads through direct contact with the rash, and cannot spread through the air.

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  1. Shingles (National Library of Medicine)  
    Shingles is a disease caused by the varicella-zoster virus - the same virus that causes chickenpox. After ... you get older, the virus may reappear as shingles. Although it is most common in people over ...
  2. Shingles: Who Gets and Causes (American Academy of Dermatology)  
    ... and treatments Q - T Shingles Who gets, causes Shingles: Who gets and causes Who gets shingles? A person must have had chickenpox to get ... when taken for a long time. What causes shingles? The virus that causes chickenpox also causes shingles. ...
  3. Shingles: Diagnosis, Treatment, and Outcome (American Academy of Dermatology)  
    ... Diseases and treatments Q - T Shingles Diagnosis, treatment Shingles: Diagnosis, treatment, and outcome How do dermatologists diagnose shingles? To diagnose shingles, a dermatologist will look at ...
  4. Herpes Zoster (Shingles) (New Mexico AIDS Education and Training Center)  
    ... 30, 2014 Select a Language: Fact Sheet 509 Herpes Zoster (Shingles) WHAT IS SHINGLES? SHINGLES AND HIV HOW IS SHINGLES TRANSMITTED? HOW IS SHINGLES TREATED? CAN SHINGLES BE ...
  5. Shingles: Tips for Managing (American Academy of Dermatology)  
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  6. Shingles: Signs and Symptoms (American Academy of Dermatology)  
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  7. Herpes zoster ... becomes dormant) in certain nerves in the body. Shingles occurs after the virus becomes active again in ... is not clear. Often only one attack occurs. Shingles can develop in any age group. You are ...
  8. Shingles (Herpes Zoster) (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention)  
    ... Search The CDC Cancel Submit Search The CDC Shingles (Herpes Zoster) Note: Javascript is disabled or is not supported ... message, please visit this page: About CDC.gov . Shingles Home About Shingles Overview Signs & Symptoms Transmission Complications ...
  9. ... of this page please turn Javascript on. Feature: Shingles Protecting Yourself From Shingles Past Issues / Winter 2010 Table of Contents "I wouldn't wish shingles on my worst enemy!" That's frequently the reaction ...
  10. Shingles: Hope through Research From the National Institutes of Health (National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke)  
    Shingles: Hope Through Research See a list of all NINDS Disorders Get Web page suited for printing ... Italics are defined in the Glossary. What is Shingles? Scientists call the virus that causes chickenpox/shingles ...
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