Adult Chiken Pox = Shingles

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How long are shingles contagious?

Adult Chiken Pox = Shingles

Because the rash of shingles contains varicella zoster virus (VZV), the infection can theoretically be passed on during the time that the rash (blisters or sores) is visible. Healing scabs are not infectious. The typical duration of the shingles rash is 2 to 5 weeks if untreated, but shorter if antiviral agents are used.

   

Comments

4/19/2007 6:20:35 AM
Ellen said:

Yes, but can a child with chicken pox pass on
shingles to an adult?


6/3/2007 2:41:36 PM
jasmine said:

when your an adult and you have chiken pox can that make you sterial




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