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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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.

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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

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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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