|Effect on Encephalitis on the Brain|
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- Being over 50 years old or younger than 15 years old
- Having a condition that affects your immune system
- Neck stiffness
- Joint and muscle pain
- Where you have been living or traveling
- Whether you have been exposed to mosquitoes
- Mechanical ventilation (breathing support)
- IV fluids
- Medication to control seizures
- Medication to decrease brain swelling
- Stay inside when mosquitoes are most active (at dawn and at dusk).
- Repair screens on your windows and doors to prevent mosquitoes from getting into your house.
- Use proper mosquito netting at night. Look for netting treated with insecticide.
- When outside, wear insect repellent, long pants and long-sleeved shirts to limit exposure to bites.
- Eliminate insect breeding areas. These may include areas of standing water, like pet water bowls, rain barrels, and other containers.
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National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke http://www.ninds.nih.gov
Health Canada http://www.hc-sc.gc.ca
Healthy Alberta http://www.healthyalberta.com
Eastern equine encephalitis. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention website. Available at: http://www.cdc.gov/easternequineencephalitis. Updated August 16, 2010. Accessed January 4, 2013.
Eastern equine encephalitis. EBSCO DynaMed website. Available at: http://www.ebscohost.com/dynamed. Updated July 13, 2012. Accessed January 4, 2013.
Encephalitis: an overview. EBSCO Nursing Reference Center website. Available at: http://www.ebscohost.com/nursing/products/nursing-reference-center. Updated March 9, 2012. Accessed January 4, 2013.
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- Reviewer: David L Horn, MD, FACP
- Review Date: 11/2014 -
- Update Date: 01/13/2014 -