Shingles Virus Causes Pancreas Problems


Although generally non-lethal, VZV infection can be associated with serious complications, particularly in adults.

As most people know, the varicella zoster virus (VZV) is a herpes virus, which causes both chickenpox and shingles.

Well, as it turns out, a new study showed that VZV can cause a serious, possibly life-threatening condition called Acute Pancreatitis. WebMD describes the disease in the following manner:

“Acute pancreatitis can result in bleeding into the gland, serious tissue damage, infection, and cyst formation. Severe pancreatitis can also harm other vital organs such as the heart, lungs, and kidneys.” (See WebMD, last reviewed on May 15, 2013.)

Dr. Zhen Wang and colleagues wrote that “acute pancreatitis should be considered in VZV patients who complain of abdominal pain, especially in the epigastric area. Early detection and proper treatment are needed to prevent the condition from deteriorating further and to minimize mortality.” (See The World Journal of Gastroenterology on December 21, 2014) Dr. Wang is from the Cancer Institute, the Second Affiliated Hospital, Zhejiang University School of Medicine in Hangzhou, China.

In the study mentioned above, Dr. Wang wrote further that “Although the mechanism of pancreatitis with herpes zoster is still unknown, VZV may remain latent in posterior sensory nerve roots that contain fibers from both skin and abdominal viscera, including the pancreas.” (1) This is just one reason the TargetShingles Team believes in helping the immune system to target the latent VZV.

To do that, there are a number of treatments on the market. However, there is only one remedy that is both natural and effective. That remedy is called Novirin.

Novirin has a natural antiviral formula that was designed to help the immune system target the latent form of the Varicella Zoster Virus. The formula was also shown to be effective against herpes viruses in two separate post-marketing clinical studies that followed FDA guidelines, which is one reason the TargetShingles Team recommends this product.

The formula of Novirin was tested by Hanan Polansky and Edan Itzkovitz from the CBCD. The studies showed that it is effective against the herpes family of viruses. The clinical studies were published in the peer reviewed, medical journal Pharmacology & Pharmacy, the first, in a special edition on Advances in Antiviral Drugs. Study authors wrote that, “individuals infected with (herpes viruses) … reported a safe decrease in their symptoms following treatment ….”


The study authors also wrote that, “we observed a statistically significant decrease in the severity, duration, and frequency of symptoms.”

Individuals can read the studies concerning the Novirin formula (which was originally marketed in a sister product called “Gene-Eden-VIR” by clicking on the following links: and

-The Target Shingles Team



(1)WebMD – What Is Pancreatitis? Last reviewed on May 15, 2013.

(2) Zhen Wang, Jun Ye, and Yue-Hua Han “Acute pancreatitis associated with herpes zoster: Case report and literature review.” World J Gastroenterol. Dec 21, 2014; 20(47): 18053–18056.

(3) Polansky, H. Itzkovitz, E. Gene-Eden-VIR Is Antiviral: Results of a Post Marketing Clinical Study. Published in September 2013.