How does encephalitis affect the body?

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The effects of encephalitis on the body may include paralysis, poor coordination, and fatigue. Hearing problems and vision trouble may also be experienced. Serious cases of encephalitis can cause a person to suffer respiratory arrest, or to stop breathing. In some cases, encephalitis leads to coma and death.

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Viral Infections

Viral Infections

Viral infections like herpes simplex, respiratory syncytial virus (RSV), chicken pox and rotavirus are infections caused by a virus instead of a bacterium. Viral infections do not respond to antibiotics, but some specific viruses ...

like influenza A and B can be treated with certain antiviral medications. Most commonly, treatment for viral infections includes drinking lots of fluids, getting rest, eating well and letting the illness run its course.
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