Should I talk to my doctor about my encephalitis symptoms?

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Talk to your doctor if you are experiencing symptoms that may be an indication of encephalitis. Some of the symptoms of encephalitis are similar to the flu, and it is possible to mistake encephalitis for the flu. These symptoms may include headache, joint pain, and fever. Since encephalitis can be life threatening, it is important to talk to your doctor. Appropriate treatment depends on getting a proper diagnosis of the disease.

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