By: Julie Sepanski
The causes of Chicken pox are contact with someone that has the chicken pox already, and it may take several days after contact with someone that has the chicken pox for you to have symptoms. Shingles occurs when the virus that causes chickenpox starts up again in your body. After you get better from chickenpox, the virus "sleeps" in your nerve roots. It eventually "wakes up" and you get a bad rash again.