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Encephalitis is a rare condition, but that doesn't mean you shouldn't be prepared to both recognize it and battle it. It's especially dangerous because its symptoms are hard to connect and very common. Because of this, it's very hard to recognize encephalitis. If encephalitis advances too far, medical intervention is complicated and death is sometimes imminent. These symptoms rarely appear in sync, and if you notice unusual feelings within your body, it's best to visit a doctor right away. Even if it isn't encephalitis, it's better to be safe than sorry. Encephalitis has the potential to affect every part of your body, and symptoms may be ignored until it's too late. That's why the most important thing with encephalitis is adequate knowledge and a willingness to see a doctor right away.

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1. Long-lasting fevers

It's fairly normal to get a fever once in a while when your body is fighting an infection. If, however, the fever persists, it's a sign that something is wrong. Any fever that lasts more than two days and refuses to die down needs a doctor's attention. Encephalitis is almost impossible to beat instantly because it affects the brain, which is why a persistent fever requires special attention.

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