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can pets be infected if you have shingles virus

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can pets be infected if you have shingles virus
Submitted: 7 years ago.
Category: Pet
Expert:  NancyH replied 7 years ago.

While other animals than humans have herpes viruses the virus is specific to each species. So it may be related and called by the same name but its not contagious across from humans to animals or animals to humans.

Shingles is a human specific disease. You can read about it here

http://www.webmd.com/skin-problems-and-treatments/shingles/shingles-topic-overview

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