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.



Encephalitis in adults. A guide

Encephalitis in Adults. A guide explains the symptoms, diagnosis, treatment and after-effects of the illness and provides guidelines for recovery and rehabilitation.


Author: Alina Ellerington

Encephalitis Support Forum

Our online community where members of the Encephalitis Society can connect and support others who have been directly or indirectly affected by encephalitis


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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