Encephalitis is a life-threatening medical condition caused by a herpes virus infection. Encephalitis occurs when the brain and central nervous system are infected. Herpes encephalitis symptoms are similar to those of epilepsy, meningitis and stroke. Brain inflammation caused by viral infections.

ENCEPHALITIS: "Joe had encephalitis caused by a virus."
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