February 22nd was THE WORLD ENCEPHALITIS DAY. Its good for us to know what encephalitis is by this article less by experience. So i put up these few words and leave out the medical jargons
What Is Encephalitis?
Encephalitis is an inflammation of the brain tissue. It’s most often caused by viral infections. In some cases, bacterial infections can cause encephalitis.
There are two main types of encephalitis: primary and secondary.
Primary encephalitis occurs when a virus directly infects the brain and spinal cord.
Secondary encephalitis occurs when an infection starts elsewhere in the body and then travels to your brain.
The groups most at risk of encephalitis are:
children under the age of 1
people with weak immune systems
You may also have a higher risk of getting encephalitis if you live in an area where mosquitoes or ticks are common.
You’re more likely to get encephalitis from an insect bite *
The symptoms of encephalitis can range from mild to severe.
Mild symptoms include:
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