What is encephalitis?

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

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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.

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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.

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Membership

Become a member of the Encephalitis Society. Membership is free and open to everyone across the world

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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

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  • 500k

    People are affected by encephalitis globally each year

  • 78%

    of people across the world do not know what encephalitis is

  • 53m

    People reached during our 2021 World Encephalitis Day campaign



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Events

  • My Brain and Medicine 2022

    Join the Encephalitis Society for our first hybrid My Brain and Medicine, Monday April 25, 2022. There will be talks by professionals working in the field of encephalitis and people who have been directly affected by encephalitis. Read more