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Chickenpox virus may be linked to serious condition in the elderly

from American Academy of Neurology via Infection Control Today

A new study links the virus that causes chickenpox and shingles to a condition that inflames blood vessels on the temples and scalp in the elderly called giant cell arteritis. The study is published in the Feb. 18 online issue of Neurology, the medical journal of the American Academy of Neurology. The condition can cause sudden blindness or stroke and can be life-threatening. more


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