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I am wondering if a human has shingles if the shingles can

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Good afternoon I am wondering if a human has shingles if the shingles can be transferred onto the pets fur and in turn be given back to the human
JA: I'm sorry to hear that. What is the human's name and age?
Customer: Connie and 34
JA: Is there anything else important you think the Veterinarian should know about Connie?
Customer: Not at this time
Submitted: 12 days ago.
Category: Dog Veterinary
Expert:  Dr. Peter replied 11 days ago.

Hi, I'm Dr. Peter. Welcome to JustAnswer. I'm reviewing your question now, and will post back with your reply ASAP.

Expert:  Dr. Peter replied 11 days ago.

Connie, Shingles is caused by a virus in humans. The virus can not be transmitted by the fur in dogs. Humans are the only host of the virus that causes shingles.

My goal is to provide you with excellent service - I hope I've provided the information you were seeking, if you feel you have received anything less, please reply back as I am happy to address follow-up questions. Kindly rate me when you are done.

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