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: Andrew Pitt

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.



Claudia's Story

Claudia was an active 20 year old having just finished her bachelor's degree when she was affected by post-infectious autoimmune encephalitis.


Author: Sara Birch Ares

COVID-19 vaccination statement

A statement from the Encephalitis Society in relation to the COVID-19 Vaccine. Developed in collaboration with our Scientific Advisory Panel


Author: Andrew Pitt

  • 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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