World Encephalitis Day is the global awareness day for people who have been directly or indirectly affected by encephalitis.
Founded by The Encephalitis Society in 2014, it is held on February 22 each year and has reached over 186 million people through media features, events and social media.
It is our hope that it will play a leading role in our mission to increase global awareness of encephalitis and therefore saving lives and building better futures.
For this year’s Lights Camera Action campaign we are lighting up over 90 global around the world and encouraging supporters to go by wearing red on Monday, 22nd February, and telling people about why it is important more people know about encephalitis.
What is in Encephalitis? Encephalitis is an inflammation of the brain, it is caused by either an infection invading the brain or through the immune system attacking the brain in error.
Anyone at any age can become ill with encephalitis a condition which affects hundreds of thousands of people around the world each year.
Prompt diagnosis is very important as without treatment and encephalitis has a very high death rate.
Survivors can be left with a brain injury no two people affected will have the same outcome the Encephalitis Society are experts and are here to help find out more at encephalitis.info