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When to Seek Medical Care
Call the doctor for immediate advice if an infant, child, or adult develops acute signs and symptoms of encephalitis and if they have any of these conditions:
If signs and symptoms of encephalitis develop and the doctor is not available, go immediately to a hospital's emergency department for further evaluation. Do not hesitate or decide on your own that you or your child simply have the flu. Symptoms indicating severe illness require emergency treatment.
Medically Reviewed by a Doctor on 9/27/2013
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