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  • 30 October 2015
The number of children admitted to hospitals across Australia with encephalitis decreased significantly over a decade, in part due to the high levels of varicella immunisation since 2006. “ Varicella (chicken pox) associated encephalitis is one of the most common recognised causes of encephalitis in children,”  said  Dr Philip Britton. The number of children admitted to hospitals acr...
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Encephalitis, or swelling of the brain, can kill in hours. Five year-old Behnam Emery deteriorated from a sniffle and a headache at a birthday party on Saturday to intensive care by Monday morning. Behnam was transferred to The Children’s Hospital at Westmead from his local hospital. Fiona and Behnam’s father, Matthew, said goodbye to him as he was being wheeled off to have an MRI, and the nex...
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