Meningoencephalitis

Meningoencephalitis, also known as Encephalomeningitis, is an infection that affects the Central Nervous System (CNS) and can be a viral or bacterial pathogen. The infection attacks the CNS and causes inflammation of both the brain and meninges. Meningoencephalitis is a cross between Meningitis and Encephalitis.

Fast Facts:

  • Most viral forms of Meningoencephalitis symptoms subside within two weeks
  • Meningoencephalitis occurs more frequently in young children and the elderly
  • Naegleria Fowleri is not present in salt water. Usually in warm, stagnant bodies of water
  • There are fewer than 200 known cases of Naegleria Fowleri and only a 3% survival rate
  • There are 67 medical conditions that cause Meningoencephalitis

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