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Old 4th Mar 2019, 19:52
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Carbon Bootprint
 
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Originally Posted by tescoapp View Post
If you have never had chickenpox you won't get it. But if you have had it in the past you have the potential for it to surface as shingles which is actually the herpes version.
Correct, it's known as herpes zoster, and it's one of the most painful things I've ever experienced. And my case was relatively mild compared to some people I know. Fortunately, there is a vaccine for it (actually two, one that's beeni around a while called Zastavax, and a newer one known as Shingrix (which requires two jabs two months apart)). Anyone who has had chickenpox would be well advised to get immunized from shingles.
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