Bacterial Encephalitis Risk Factors
Risk factors for encephalitis include:
- Any condition that weakens the immune system
- Organ transplant
- Those who are taking medications to prevent organ rejection
- The administration of medicines that kill cancer cells.
- Exposure to mosquitoes that carry the viruses
- Travel to areas where encephalitis is common
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