Sunday, November 11, 2007

Encephalitis in India continued...

Hey all,

So I'm posting twice because I just came across more news on the viral encephalitis that has been going around in northern India. The experts have now identified it as "viral encephalitis", which seems like simply a symptom and not an actual disease, considering that I wouldn't even be able to tell which family it is from, etc.

I think there is a strong need to identify it as something, as an unknown disease may be even scarier for people. The virus is very strange--it rapidly damages a patient's liver and brain and causes incredibly high secretions of enzymes. The infectious rate has not been curbed, and it is a major epidemic in the region.


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