I have shingles.My son has had chicken pox but has a baby at home. If my son visits can he carry the virus home?

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Herpes zoster virus is a respiratory tract virus that replicates through the respiratory tract. The first contact with herpes zoster can be manifested as chickenpox or without symptoms. The virus will then persist in your body. When your immunity is reduced, shingles appear.

Since you have shingles, no matter if he carry virus or not, it can't affect the fact that you have shingles.
That is not what she asked!
No. When you have active shingles, you can pass the virus to any person who has directly contact your blisters. As long as the baby doesn't contact you directly, he/she's safe.
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