If a person with shingles comes into direct contact with a healthy person, the healthy person may develop chicken pox but not shingles itself. Please seek medical advice.

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  1. How Long are Shingles Contagious? – http://answers.ask.com/Health/Diseases/how_long_are_shingles_contagious
  2. When is Shingles Contagious? – http://answers.ask.com/Health/Diseases/when_is_shingles_contagious
  3. How Contagious is Shingles? – http://answers.ask.com/Health/Diseases/how_contagious_is_shingles
  4. How Long is Someone With Shingles Contagious? – http://answers.ask.com/Health/Diseases/how_long_is_someone_with_shingles_contagious