I have had both, it's not actually like- if you've had chicken pox, you will get shingles...- It's not actually linked that much... You are more likely to get shingles if you have had chicken pox, than if you haven't had them. But it's actually a dormant virus in your body, it can occur when you are stressed or something like that. It can be passed through contact with the actual rash (and can spread through that) or if the person touches the rash and then someone else cOmes into contact with an item they have touched, or if the rash is not covered with bandages. If the person who comes into contact with it, has had chicken pox, they would catch shingles, if they haven't had it, they are more likely to catch chicken pox from the person with shingles, or they could catch shingles (slim chance). It can also be passed on like a cold (coughing/sneezing). Hope this answered your question!! :)
Actually, that's not true ... chickenpox and shingles aren't the "same thing" as many people believe. Chicken pox are caused by the varicella-zoster virus, which can stay dormant in your system for many years - this virus is also responsible for causing shingles, which is why you can get them later in life.
I had the chicken box when I was a baby I got the shingles when I was 10 or 12 but the doctor told me it's rare for someone my age to get it. He told me the only reason I got it was because I worried to much.
I dont believe you can get the shingles if you've had the chickenpox because shingles are just a more painful adult version of chickpox and they say you cant get the pox twice.
I don't think there's an actual percentage, but those with a low or compromised immunity are more likely to develop it than someone who is healthy.
Ah, I must tell my bio teacher that.
That's what I was told... :/