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In many countries (1) , encephalitis is more common than ALS/motor neurone disease (2), cerebral palsy, multiple sclerosis and bacterial meningitis.
And yet - in comparison - investment in medical research and general awareness around encephalitis is lacking.
That is why, in June 2019, we launched Encephalitis Research Month to highlight the need for funding into encephalitis.
Research into encephalitis is crucial.
Not only does it accelerate our understanding of why encephalitis happens, it can also lead to new treatments and therapies - saving lives and bringing hope to millions today and in the future as it has done for other conditions.
The Encephalitis Society has always been committed to increasing the amount of research we fund – but we can’t do this without your support.
That is why we need you to support Encephalitis Research Month in June 2020.
We will be updating you about our plans for our second annual Encephalitis Research Month in the run-up to June. If you would like to be kept up to date with these plans, please become a Professional Member of the Encephalitis Society. Membership is free to all medical and health professionals.
You can find out more about Encephalitis Research Month 2019 below.
(1) Encephalitis Incidence figures suggest the condition is generally more common than Motor Neurone Disease, Cerebral Palsy, Multiple Sclerosis (MS), and bacterial meningitis with a few exceptions. For example, MS in the US has a higher incidence, and bacterial meningitis has a higher incidence in sub-Saharan Africa, largely because in these countries the risk of catching meningitis is higher and they often have the least resources to respond effectively against the disease.”
(2) Also known as ALS or amyotrophic lateral sclerosis in North America.
Find out more about encephalitis research, the work that is being carried out and some of the people behind research around the world.
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