Encephalitis could lead to disability
have survived brain fever or Acute Encephalitis Syndrome ( are more prone to mental and physical disability, say researchers from the All India Institute of Medical Sciences and Unicef in Patna, Bihar.
In a first study focusing on survivors, researchers found that out of the 33
survivors in Muzaffarpur district, 16 showed disability of various magnitudes. The team suggests that these children might have suffered damage in the veins of their brain that could have led to minor to severe paralytic attacks. The findings, which will be released soon, are expected to force the state government to improvise the treatment given to children suffering from disability due to