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Is shingles transmitted through air? Contagious?

is shingles air born? also I have shingles on my back area how could it be contagious if no one can touch it or see it and i m taking the necssary medcication? and can i go to work it is drying up tha are is turning back now i just have a few red area, also i were a undershirt and a uniform, please answser me immediately I would appreicate thanks in advance
Asked On : Thu, 20 Dec 2012
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Dec 2012
You do not have to worry, for adults, shingles can only be reactivated if you were previously infected by the varicella zoster virus (chicken pox) in child hood. It is not airborne or contagious if touched. If you are currently on medication, i'll suggest that you continue taking them.
So be rest assured that you have nothing to worry about.

Best regards and hope this helps
Answered: Thu, 20 Dec 2012
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