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Encephalitis | Symptoms & Signs | Diagnosis & Tests | Prevention & Expectations | Treatment & Monitoring

What can be done to prevent the condition?

There are a few ways to prevent encephalitis. Diseases such as polio and measles can be prevented by vaccination. Avoiding ticks and controlling mosquitoes can help prevent the illnesses carried by them. Certain antibiotics, like chloroquine, can help prevent malaria.

What are the long-term effects of the condition?

Brain damage is a possible long-term effect of encephalitis. Some individuals will have permanent disability.

What are the risks to others?

Some of the organisms that cause encephalitis can spread from person to person.

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Author: Danielle Zerr, MD
Reviewer: Kathleen A. MacNaughton, RN, BSN
Date Reviewed: 09/18/02

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