You may have heard that the virus that causes chicken pox is also responsible for shingles in older adults. Now a new study has tied the same virus to another health condition in the elderly. I’m Lindsay Liepman with your latest health news. Giant cell arteritis has now been tied to the same virus that causes chicken pox. The condition causes inflamed blood vessels and can lead to issues like headaches, jaw pain and blurred vision. If you have any of those symptoms and you’re over the age of 50, you should contact your.