Is there a cure for encephalitis?

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There is no cure for encephalitis, but steps can be taken to help prevent the disease. Since viruses usually cause encephalitis, efforts should be made to avoid exposure to certain viruses. Many cases of encephalitis are the result of mosquito and tick bites. Using insect repellent and keeping skin covered is beneficial to avoid bites. Getting vaccinated against the measles, mumps, and rubella may also help prevent encephalitis, because these viruses sometimes lead to encephalitis.

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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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