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Encephalitis is an inflammation of the brain. Usually the cause is a viral infection, but bacteria can also cause it. It can be mild or severe. Most cases are mild. You may have flu-like symptoms. With a mild case, you may just need rest, plenty of fluids, and a pain reliever.

Severe cases need immediate treatment. Symptoms of severe cases include

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  1. Encephalitis (National Library of Medicine)  
    Encephalitis is an inflammation of the brain. Usually the cause is a viral infection, but bacteria can ...
  2. Japanese Encephalitis: Frequently Asked Questions (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention)  
    ... vaccine, what should I do? What is Japanese encephalitis? Japanese encephalitis (JE) is a potentially severe disease. ... brain (encephalitis). Top of Page Where does Japanese encephalitis occur? JE occurs in Asia and parts of ...
  3. Meningitis and Encephalitis From the National Institutes of Health (National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke)  
    Meningitis and Encephalitis Fact Sheet See a list of all NINDS Disorders Get Web page suited for printing Email this to ... get more information? What is meningitis? What is encephalitis? Infections, and less commonly other causes, in the ...
  4. Travelers' Health: Japanese Encephalitis (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention)  
    ... Chapter 3 - Legionellosis (Legionnaires’ Disease & Pontiac Fever) Japanese Encephalitis Susan L. Hills, Ingrid B. Weber, Marc Fischer ... infection. Map 3-08. Geographic distribution of Japanese encephalitis View Larger Map PDF Version (printable) CLINICAL PRESENTATION ...
  5. Meningitis and Encephalitis From the National Institutes of Health (National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke) - Short Summary  
    NINDS Meningitis and Encephalitis Information Page Synonym(s): Meningitis, Encephalitis Condensed from Meningitis and Encephalitis Fact Sheet Table of Contents (click to jump to ...
  6. Rasmussen's Encephalitis From the National Institutes of Health (National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke) - Short Summary  
    NINDS Rasmussen's Encephalitis Information Page Table of Contents (click to jump to sections) What is Rasmussen's Encephalitis? Is there any treatment? ... being done? Clinical Trials Organizations What is Rasmussen's Encephalitis? Rasmussen’s encephalitis is a rare, chronic inflammatory neurological ...
  7. Encephalitis Lethargica From the National Institutes of Health (National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke) - Short Summary  
    ... Awards Enhancing Diversity Find People About NINDS NINDS Encephalitis Lethargica Information Page Synonym(s): Von Economo’s Disease, Sleeping ... Trials Organizations Additional resources from MedlinePlus What is Encephalitis Lethargica? Encephalitis lethargica is a disease characterized by ...
  8. Travelers' Health: Tickborne Encephalitis (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention)  
    ... Travel Chapter 3 - Tetanus Chapter 3 - Toxoplasmosis Tickborne Encephalitis Marc Fischer, Stephanie J. Yendell, Pierre E. Rollin ... mnpages/dispages/TBE.htm Table 3-19. Tickborne encephalitis (TBE) vaccines licensed in Canada, Europe, and Russia ...
  9. Encephalitis (Nemours Foundation)  
    ... including bacteria) can also cause it. What Is Encephalitis? Encephalitis (pronounced: in-seh-fuh-LYE-tus) is ... muscle coordination, and learning disabilities. Can I Prevent Encephalitis? The best way to prevent encephalitis is to ...
  10. Tick-Borne Encephalitis (TBE) (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention)  
    ... is responsible of encephalitis in human. Tick-borne encephalitis (TBE) Topics Transmission How do people get Tick- ...
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