Because the virus that causes shingles is already in a person's body, others cannot get shingles from a person with shingles.
Architect-couple Michael Morris and Yoshiko Satori built a modern getaway on Shelter Island, N.Y. It's their answer to what they describe as the "shingles on steroids" homes in the Hamptons.
"Those are what they call shingles, my lad," said Gunson.
You cannot get shingles from someone who has shingles; however, because shingles is caused by the same virus that causes chickenpox, you can get chickenpox if you have not had chickenpox disease or a vaccine that provided protective immunity.
It occurs in shingles, because the virus that causes the illness, varicella, nests in the nerves.