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Is shingles contagious?

My GP yesterday diagnosed me with SHINGLES. He told me that it is highly communicable, yet I just read one of your articles and it states that it isn t. I am 76 and my wife 64+. we both have cancers and she s had chemo and radiation treatment 4 years ago. Is she suceptible?
Tue, 29 Dec 2015
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Thanks for your query. I have gone through your query.
Shingles is contagious, it can spread from one person to other. Better to be isolated and take treatment.
I hope i have answered your query. Take care.
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Is shingles contagious?

Thanks for your query. I have gone through your query. Shingles is contagious, it can spread from one person to other. Better to be isolated and take treatment. I hope i have answered your query. Take care.