Shingles transmission from another human

Patient : Can't you get Shingles from some one who has them.
Doctor :   No, a person who has shingles would not transmit shingles to other healthy person. However the virus that causes shingle s which is the same as the one that causes Chickenpox could be transmitted. Therefore, a person who has shingles can only transmit chickenpox to a person who has never had it before but not shingles.

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