Quote Originally Posted by PlantAKiss View Post
Yes, shingles is Herpes zoster but its related to the chicken pox virus.
It is not related to the chicken pox virus, it is the chicken pox virus. One beast with two heads as it were. Hence the reason you can not get shingles unless you have had chicken pox and doubly hence the reason naive people exposed to someone with shingles run the risk of getting chicken pox.

So speaketh the microbiologist