Encephalitis Information Week in Australia and New Zealand is aimed at medical and health professionals and helping them to discover more about encephalitis, the latest in research, as well as resources which may be useful for the recovery and rehabilitation of their patients. 

Information for health professionals

Encephalitis: A guide for General Practitioners

  • The guide aims to support family doctors by providing evidence-based and up-to-date information to help with recognising and managing the acute symptoms and after-effects of encephalitis and acquired brain injury.

Management of Suspected Viral Encephalitis Guidelines. Professional Guidelines

  • Information for health professionals about viral encephalitis in children and adults

How to perform a lumbar puncture

  • Dr Benedict Michael explains how to perform a lumbar puncture (LP) or spinal tap. 

Professional Membership

  • Become a free professional member of the Encephalitis Society to access a wide range of benefits, including priority booking to the annual Encephalitis Conference, support for research projects, your patients and families, and access to the latest information from leading professionals.

Covid-19 and encephalitis

What does the COVID-19 vaccine mean for people who have been affected by encephalitis? Our COVID-19 homepage has information about coronavirus and encephalitis, including a Vaccination Statement from our Scientific Advisory Panel, details of COVID-19 research papers, and surveillance programmes being carried out by researchers.

Information for Teachers

Returning to School after Encephalitis

  • Information for school staff to help the social and educational reintegration of children.

Information to share with patients and families

All our information is available for download. Hard copies can also be ordered for free from our shop. Postage and packaging costs may apply. Our support team are always happy to answer any questions from health professionals or their patients.

Encephalitis in Adults. A Guide

  • Explains symptoms, diagnosis, treatment and after-effects of encephalitis, guidelines for recovery and rehabilitation.

Encephalitis: After-effects, Recovery and Rehabilitation

  • Information about the types of issues that people may have after encephalitis, advice about rehabilitation and support, and options for self-help.

Encephalitis in Children - A Guide

  • Our guide follows the child and their family's journey from hospital ward to rehabilitation settings, school and home.

Information for Carers and Family

  • Guides and factsheets that explore the challenge of caring and dealing with bereavement

Factsheets

  • Our collection of factsheets look at different aspects of encephalitis, from spending time in hospital, through to fatigue, and driving after encephalitis. All our factsheets can be dowloaded.

Hospital

Problems in hospital

Discharge from hospital

Death from encephalitis

Recovery and rehabilitation

Guidelines for Recovery

Professionals involved in recovery

Rehabilitation after encephalitis

Life after encephalitis

Anger after encephalitis

Depression after encephalitis

Fatigue after encephalitis

Memory problems after encephalitis

Social consequences of encephalitis

Emotional and behavioural changes

Patient Stories

Our collection of written and filmed stories can help patients and family members to better understand life after encephalitis. See more

Claudia, from Melbourne, was an active 20-year-old university graduate when she was affected by post-infectious autoimmune encephalitis.

Useful patient organisations in Australia and New Zealand

If you would like your organisation added, please get in touch with the Encephalitis Society.

Synapse - Australia's Brain Injury Organisation


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