What is encephalitis?

Encephalitis is an inflammation of the brain caused by an infection or through the immune system attacking the brain in error.



Clair's Story

WATCH - When Clair woke up in hospital after falling ill with encephalitis, she had no idea that the people by her bedside were her parents. Her dad, Mark, tells her story.


Author: Sara Birch Ares

Rehabilitation after encephalitis

Rehabilitation is a practical approach using the strengths of the person to develop coping abilities and an educational process which helps the individual develop adaptive strategies for coping.



Encephalitis in adults. A guide

Encephalitis in Adults. A guide explains the symptoms, diagnosis, treatment and after-effects of the illness and provides guidelines for recovery and rehabilitation.


Author: Alina Ellerington

Encephalitis in children. E-learning

The e-learning programme aims to improve the knowledge about encephalitis and its consequences to parents/guardians and their children. It also provides advice and practical strategies in order to develop copings skills and enhance their recovery.


Author: Alina Ellerington

  • 500k

    People are affected by encephalitis globally each year

  • 78%

    of people across the world do not know what encephalitis is

  • 49m

    People reached during our 2019 World Encephalitis Day campaign

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