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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. 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 ...
  3. 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 ...
  4. 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 ...
  5. ... 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 ...
  6. 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 ... can I get more information? Glossary What is shingles? Shingles is the reactivation of a viral infection ...
  7. Shingles From the National Institutes of Health (National Institute on Aging)  
    ... old self in a few weeks. What Is Shingles? Shingles is a disease that affects your nerves. ... any other underlying disease. How Do You Get Shingles? Anyone who had chickenpox has VZV in their ...
  8. Shingles NIHSeniorHealth (National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases)  
    ... version of this page please turn Javascript on. Shingles About Shingles Click for more information Shingles is very common. ... in 60- to 80-year-olds. What Causes Shingles? Shingles is a painful skin disease caused by ...
  9. Prevent Shingles (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention)  
    ... this? Submit Button Past Emails CDC Features Prevent Shingles Language: English Español (Spanish) Recommend on Facebook Tweet ... that can result in vision loss. Older Adults & Shingles Adults age 60 years or older are more ...
  10. This is a picture of herpes zoster (shingles) on the hand and fingers. Shingles are caused by the same virus that causes chickenpox. Outbreaks of shingles often follow ...
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