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

Add new comment

Random Stories

Bomb scare

28 Feb 2015 - 5:54pm | Hantigiri Narzary
A rumor of bomb created panic in the heart town of Kokrajhar this afternoon. According to police source,a plastic polytin with packet of two Diwali pataka was notice along the Vivekananda path near...

ABSU, NDFB(P) stage Maha Dharna in Jantar Mantar

12 Dec 2016 - 9:23pm | AT Kokrajhar Bureau
Hundreds of students union activists, movement group members from PJACBM and NDFB (P) joined hands with banner, placards in the Maha Dharna programme seeking early creation of separate Bodoland state...

Khamlang Primary School

Khamlang Primary School in deplorable condition

6 Oct 2016 - 10:17pm | Lester Makang
With the government turning a blind eye to the necessity of basic infrastructures for years, the Khamlang Primary School under the Ukhrul Autonomous District Council (ADC) is staring at a bleak...