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What is Shingles?

I need information about shingles and if/how it can be transmitted to other people.
Asked On : Sun, 29 Nov 2009
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Shingles is caused by the Varicella-zoster virus, the same virus that causes chickenpox. Anyone who's had chickenpox has the potential of developing shingles. People with weakened immune systems from HIV/AIDS, those who are receiving medical treatments, such as steroids, radiation and chemotherapy, or those who have a history of bone or lymphatic cancer are more likely to develop shingles. A person with shingles can pass the Varicella-zoster virus to anyone who hasn't had chickenpox before through direct contact with the open sores of the shingles rash.
Answered: Fri, 4 Dec 2009
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