Are The Shingles Contageous?

Are The Shingles Contageous? 1

A person with active shingles can spread the virus when the rash is in the blister-phase. Shingles is less contagious than chickenpox and the risk of a person with shingles spreading the virus is low if the rash is covered. Shingles, also known as zoster or herpes zoster, is a viral infection caused by the varicella-zoster virus. So until your shingles blisters turn into scabs, you are contagious and should avoid contact with any susceptible people. Shingles is less contagious than chickenpox and the risk of a person with shingles spreading the virus is low if the rash is covered. 74 Responses to Shingles exposure during pregnancy.

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