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Encephalitis is a disorder associated to any disease affecting the central nervous system causing inflammation of the brain Due to the fact that the disorder is so common in many hundreds of diseases it is hard to narrow the disorder down Many diseases can cause this disorder such as meningitis epilepsy and many parasitic infections which attack the brain tissue and meninges causing them to swell and push against the skull Minor and serious symptoms can occur ranging from headache fever to comas and eventual death The treatment of the disease varies from vaccinations to bed rest Encephalitis can be either serious or minor with not many options of treatment The best treatment for the disease is prevention which is mostly limited to vaccinations With vaccinations there are two types of immunization which are Active and Passive immunization The difference between the two is that Active immunization is used to control a disease on a long term basis where Passive immunization is used to treat a disease quickly but only lasts a few weeks Passive immunization works immediately but does not last where Active immunization takes about two weeks to work and lasts many years There are many vaccines to prevent Encephalitis and some of the most common diseases in this topic are Measles Mumps and Rubella Meningitis Japanese Encephalitis and Mosquito and Tic Bourne Encephalitis Measles Mumps and Rebella viruses are all associated with Encephalitis and all can be prevented with the same vaccine Commonly known as the Measles vaccine it is administered by injection under the skin in the thigh or shoulder Side effects from the measles vaccine may include a rash that rapidly fades and a high fever that occurs five to 12 days after the immunization and lasts one or two days Meningitis another common Encephalitis causing virus also can be prevented through Active or Passive immunization Meningitis Passive immunization vaccine will be given to patients directly in contact
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