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Viral encephalitis - Better Health Channel -open

Viral encephalitis is inflammation of the brain caused by a virus. The major risk from viral meningitis is permanent brain damage. Children aged one year or less and adults aged 55 years and over are more vulnerable to life threatening complications. Viruses that can cause encephalitis include enteroviruses such as poliovirus and echovirus, herpes simplex virus, varicella-zoster virus, Epstein-Barr virus, cytomegalovirus, adenovirus, rubella, measles, Murray Valley encephalitis (MVE) virus, Kunjin virus and Japanese encephalitis virus.


Where to get help

  • Your doctor
  • Emergency department of your nearest hospital
  • Always call an ambulance in an emergency (triple zero) Tel. 000

Histopathology Brain

 Viral encephalitis