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Is encephalitis serious?

Encephalitis is unpredictable, and some cases can be serious. A mild case can be little more than a fever, headache, fatigue, and poor appetite. But encephalitis can cause long-term health complications, such as fatigue, weakness, and memory problems. Hearing, speech, and vision can also be affected. Severe cases of encephalitis can also result in coma or death.

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