About the book
Encephalitis is an inflammation of the active tissues of the brain caused by an infection or an autoimmune response, i.e. brain swelling, which can lead to headache, stiff neck, sensitivity to light, mental confusion, and seizures. As one of the emerging major public health problems, encephalitis can affect anyone, however the cases are more often reported in younger people. Infectious encephalitis is normally caused by a viral infection, and it can be a result of certain viruses carried by mosquitoes, ticks, and insects/animals, such as West Nile virus, Japanese encephalitis virus, acute encephalitis syndrome, equine viruses, zika, and chikungunya.
The main objective of this book is to present the molecular epidemiology pattern, transmission dynamics, host response factor, encephalitis viral infection, encephalitis virus evolution, molecular biology of encephalitis viruses, pathogenesis mechanism, and phylogenetic analysis causing the viral diseases or autoimmune response among the humans.
The book hopes to provide an updated research information to the policy makers or planners for further diagnosis, control, and prevention of further outbreak of encephalitis in any part of world.