Can People Who Have Been Infected With Smallpox Be Affected Again?

Good night … I am Rosyidatun Najah .. Now I have chicken pox and my younger sibling used to have chicken pox. Can my sister get infected again because of one room with me?

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A person will only suffer from chickenpox 1 time in his life. Only in certain conditions that are very, very rare (for example suffering from chickenpox at a very young age under 6 months, only being infected with chickenpox is very mild when the infection is first, or there are disorders of the immune system) a person can get chickenpox 2 times. If you have had chickenpox vaccination, then the person will also not get chickenpox again (or will only experience mild chickenpox). People who have had chickenpox or been given the chickenpox vaccine, the smallpox virus (varicella zoster virus) in their body will never disappear and can be reactivated again into another form of disease that is herpes zoster / shingles. Therefore, if your sister has had chickenpox, it is very likely that your sister will not have chickenpox again even if you are in the same room as you.


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