The range of possible symptoms vary
widely, and can also indicate many other illnesses, so specific diagnosis
can be difficult. Encephalitis may begin with a flu-like illness or
with a headache. Symptoms indicating that this is a more serious illness
follow later and demonstrate a lowered (or altered) consciousness.
Check with your Doctor if you are sick and experiencing some of the following.
- Aversion to lights
- Emotional outbursts
- Inability to speak
- Neck stiffness
- Personality changes
- Possible coma
- Sensory changes
- Weakness in areas of the body