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6 Biggest Health Myths About Shingles

2. You Can’t Catch it From Chickenpox

While shingles is a reactivation of the virus that once caused your chickenpox (hopefully you were young enough to not even remember it), you can’t get shingles from someone currently suffering from chickenpox, assures Shingles Aware.

However, if you never had the chickenpox earlier in life, then you’re at risk of getting that condition from someone who has shingles, adds the source.

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