Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Australia battles spread of Japanese encephalitis

Australia said Friday it is buying extra vaccines to fight the potentially deadly, mosquito-borne Japanese encephalitis virus, which has spread down the flood-hit east coast for the first time.

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Consumer Health: Treating encephalitis

Encephalitis affects nearly 500,000 people of all ages worldwide each year, according to the Encephalitis Society, with young children and older adults most vulnerable. Other risk factors include having a compromised immune ...

Medical research

Lethal brain infections in mice thwarted by decoy molecule

Researchers at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis have identified a molecule that protects mice from brain infections caused by Venezuelan equine encephalitis virus (VEEV), a mosquito-borne virus notorious ...

Psychology & Psychiatry

Unravelling the origins of autoimmune psychosis

Anti-NMDAR encephalitis is an autoimmune brain illness that is often mistaken as a psychiatric disorder since it causes psychoses and other behavior alterations. Despite having these similarities, the illness does not respond ...

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Encephalitis is an acute inflammation of the brain. Encephalitis with meningitis is known as meningoencephalitis. Symptoms include headache, fever, confusion, drowsiness, and fatigue. More advanced and serious symptoms include seizures or convulsions, tremors, hallucinations, and memory problems.

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