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    How Contagious Are Shingles?

    Understanding Shingles and its Causes Shingles, also known as herpes zoster, is a viral infection that causes a painful rash. It is caused by the varicella-zoster virus, which also causes chickenpox. After a person has recovered from chickenpox, the virus remains dormant in the nerve cells and can reactivate years later as shingles. The rash typically appears as a band…

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