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Shingles in patient.

Hallo,
Im a 21 years old health worker . One of my patients have shingles (herpes zoster) and I’m 100 percent sure that I had chickenpox when I was a child . I know that chickenpox and shingles are caused by the same virus . Even if I had chickenpox when I was a child would this patient transmit the same virus to me or can the patient transmit shingles to me even though I had chickenpox ? If the virus got in my body would this reactivate the viruses and cause shingles ? Am I immun ? Should I be worried ?
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