My two boys have the chickenpox. They were exposed on 10/7. The gestation to spots was 14 days, 10/14. We had a friend staying with us, a man in his early 30's. He called us a few days ago and said he has the chickenpox. My question is how could he have gotten the chickenpox from my children?
Here is the exposure timeline in relation to being around this man.
The boys were exposed to the virus in a completely different town, 2 hours away. We came home on 10/8. The boys were around the man, but not close to him in any way. He left 2 hours later. So he was only near the boys, who had only been exposed to the virus, for 2 hours. In all of the research I have done, chickenpox is only spread to someone when they are contagious, there is no way the boys were contagious the day after being exposed. In addition, all the research has said that chickenpox virus is not viable on toys, counter tops, bedding, clothing, ect.
Does anyone here know the facts on this? How could this man have gotten chickenpox, is it just a coincidence and perhaps he got it somewhere else?