How are you? Shingles, a skin rash caused by a viral infection that is also responsible for chicken pox usually appears as a stripe of irritated skin and blisters. This can be transmitted for anyone who has not had chickenpox or gotten the chickenpox vaccine. But instead of shingles, they will get chickenpox instead. With regards to babies, they are usually protected during the first few months from maternal antibodies. However, many factors such as overall health of the baby and the mother are also important considerations. It is best that the person with shingles is isolated to prevent the risk of transmission of the virus. Take care and regards.
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