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Re: [RC] Horse Shingles? - Ericka Nelson

while shingles, aka herpes zoster, are not as contagious as herpes simplex, they are still contagious and "a person lacking varicella immunity can acquire chickenpox from a herpes zoster patient" taken from Mosby's Medical Dictionary.
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Sent: Tuesday, December 28, 2004 8:35 PM
Subject: Re: [RC] Horse Shingles?

Shingles are not contagious.  They are a "left over" virus from chicken pox, of the herpes variety, but they are not contagious.  Believe me, I  have suffered with them for years and they are not "spread" by contact.
vicky in so cal