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Encephalitis Podcast - Samantha Goodwin

23 November 2023

In this episode of the Encephalitis Podcast, Dr Ava Easton is joined by author Sam Goodwin Sam is a self-published crime writer from Leeds whose debut novel, Murder at Macbeth, was published just over two years ago. She has also collaborated on a new non-fiction book with some of her fellow writers called Indie Writing […]

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Prestigious lectureship for Dr Benedict Michael

23 November 2023

Congratulations to Dr Benedict Michael – the Vice Chair of our Scientific Advisory Panel – who has been awarded the 2022 Royal College of Physicians Linacre Lectureship for his work on the neurological complications of COVID-19. The Linacre lecture was established by the Royal College of Physicians in 1990 and named after its first president, Dr Thomas […]

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Aleena's story

23 November 2023

The different signs of encephalitis – Aleena’s story At 19 years old, Aleena was healthy, active and pursuing an education degree at her local community college in Maryland, U.S. When sudden personality changes and severe depression sidetracked her life, doctors struggled to diagnose Aleena with what would ultimately be identified as brain inflammation due to […]

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Jade and Casey's story

23 November 2023

This is a blog from Jade, Duty Manager at Nisbets Trade Counter in Coventry, who is taking part in BrainWalk, our World Encephalitis Day challenge, throughout February. She is walking for her niece, Casey, 13, who became poorly with encephalitis last year. This blog was originally shared with her work colleagues. Hello everyone! The focus […]

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Japanese encephalitis in Australia

23 November 2023

Health authorities in Australia are on high alert after Japanese encephalitis was detected in the country’s eastern and southern states. There have been several confirmed cases of Japanese Encephalitis Virus (JEV) along the eastern seaboard and the death and hospitalisation of several South Australians. Encephalitis International is now encouraging Australians to take precautions against Japanese […]

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Seven-year HSV encephalitis study nears the finishing line

23 November 2023

Researchers are entering the final stages of a seven-year study which they hope will revolutionise the treatment of patients with Herpes Simplex Virus (HSV) encephalitis. The DexEnceph study recently recruited its final patient since December 2015 with the research team now working to complete the follow up and analyse their findings in time for the Encephalitis Conference in […]

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Twitter art exhibit: an interview with Susannah Cahalan

23 November 2023

Susannah Cahalan, author of Brain on Fire, chats to her fellow Encephalitis International Ambassador Mathew Bose about the Twitter Art Exhibit, her pet dog, Gus, and how the drawing of a clock helped a doctor diagnose her with autoimmune encephalitis. This is a fun interview between two friends. Enjoy! WHAT IS THE TWITTER ART EXHIBIT? […]

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The Kirsty and Philip Walk

23 November 2023

A big weekend lies ahead for a team of walkers who are embarking on an ultra-challenge in loving memory of two teenagers. This is the second year in a row that Simon Flood and his son, Adam, have entered the Peak District Ultra Challenge for Kirsty. And, for the first time, they are being joined […]

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Research: monkeypox linked to encephalitis in some patients

23 November 2023

Monkeypox linked to encephalitis or confusion in some patients Monkeypox can sometimes lead to neurological complications such as encephalitis, confusion or seizures, finds a new review of evidence. Several studies incorporated in the systematic review and meta-analysis of evidence, published in eClinicalMedicine, also found that muscle aches, fatigue, headache, anxiety and depression were all relatively […]

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Encephalitis Podcast - an interview with Suzie Miller

23 November 2023

Suzie Miller – the author of Prima Facie – joins The Encephalitis Podcast to talk about her career, personal experiences of encephalitis which she contracted in her early 30s, becoming an Ambassador with Encephalitis International and much more. Born in Melbourne, Suzie is an award-winning playwright and screenwriter who has a background in law and […]

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Japanese encephalitis in Australia - The Encephalitis Podcast

23 November 2023

Dr Lance Turtle joins The Encephalitis Podcast to talk about the Japanese encephalitis virus and its impact on Australia over the past 12 months. Lance is a Reader and Honorary Consultant Physician in Infectious Diseases at the University of Liverpool. As always, the questions are asked by our host, Dr Ava Easton, Chief Executive of Encephalitis International. […]

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Tick-borne encephalitis found in England

23 November 2023

A new health report published by the UK Government says Tick-borne encephalitis virus (TBEV) has now been detected in multiple places across England since 2019. A joint report by the UKHSA and DEFRA said there have been 3 cases of probable or confirmed tick-borne encephalitis acquired in England since 2019, including one linked to the Yorkshire area in […]

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Encephalitis International's royal appointment

23 November 2023

Encephalitis International was invited to meet King Charles III during his surprise visit to our home town on Wednesday. His Royal Highness spoke to representatives from several charities from Malton in North Yorkshire. Phillippa Chapman, our Deputy Chief Executive, and Trustee Adele Mackinlay, were given the honour of representing the Encephalitis International on Wednesday (April […]

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Cure One, Cure Many - $10M program launched

22 November 2023

Encephalitis International has teamed up with the American Brain Foundation on an important new drive to investigate neuroinflammation and the brain. The $10 million cross-disciplinary research initiative transcends traditional research and philanthropy boundaries by bringing together non profit organizations, pharmaceutical and biotech investors, philanthropists, and researchers. The initiative will provide funding for research by top […]

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Natalie's legacy

21 November 2023

Forty years ago, I came down with violent headaches. I couldn’t bear light or noise and I struggled to stay awake (writes Natalie). The first GP we saw said it was a virus and that I would be running around in a week. I wasn’t.  We saw a different GP who referred me to a […]

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