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Types of Encephalitis
Primary encephalitis may be sporadic or epidemic in occurrence. A common
sporadic infection is herpes simplex encephalitis caused by the herpes
simplex virus leading to serious neurological damage and may prove to
be fatal in newborns.
Secondary encephalitis that develops as a result of a variola virus infection following smallpox vaccination or reactivation of another viral infection (called acute disseminated encephalitis) is often fatal. (3)
Article by Kona Vishnu, MS
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