Skip to content Skip to navigation

What is Encephalitis ?

Encephalitis is a viral inflammation of the brain. While some infections are mild, with few if any specific symptoms, others can be deadly. Early symptoms often include headaches, fever, and nausea. If the disease progresses, the person may suffer seizures, paralysis, mental confusion, and coma. Often the disease is accompanied by viral meningitis.

Mosquitoes carry some of the most dangerous types of encephalitis, including equine encephalitis, West Nile encephalitis, and St. Louis encephalitis. In other cases, encephalitis develops as a secondary complication of other viral diseases, including chickenpox, herpes, mumps, polio, and rubella. Treatment depends on the type and severity of the disease. It may include antiviral drugs and steroids to combat brain swelling

Rebati Neog

Author info

editor's picture

Please send your comments to editor@assamtimes.org

Add new comment

Random Stories

Blame Cong for Sarthebari suicide

5 Oct 2015 - 5:39pm | AT News
An eerie silence prevails in Sarthabari a day after four persons of a family committed suicide caught in a quicksand of insolvency. A section of local residents blamed it all on the ruling Congress...

Govt reveals JMB sleeper cells

15 Dec 2014 - 6:56pm | AT News
The Assam Government has revealed that Jamaat-ul-Mujahideen Bangladesh is preparing as many as 20 'sleeper cell' members in the state. Ten members are still at large to carry out subversive...

GPC OPD on Nov 5

3 Nov 2016 - 5:52pm | AT News
The acclaimed GNRC hospital will conduct the next ‘Evening with a Doctor’ program on Saturday for the benefit of Guwahati Press Club (GPC) members along with their close relatives. The free...