Initiated by the Encephalitis Society of the UK, this date is set aside each year to raise awareness of this brain disorder. Encephalitis411.org was founded as a U.S. based nonprofit, to also raise awareness, and to directly impact those who live in the U.S.
This year Encephalitis411 encourages all survivors, caregivers, advocates, and medical professionals to wear RED on February 22nd, and to talk about encephalitis.
Here's a link to a recent webinar on the emerging field of neuroimmunology by Dr. Amanda Piquet.
Most encephalitis survivors deal with fatigue. This is an interesting article.
Resources: Brain injury-explanation, Rehabilitationcentre de Hoogstraat, Cognitive Therapy (Joke Heins, Rose Sevat, Corine Werkhoven) nebasnsg.nl, stroke association of The Netherlands, The rehab group ABI webportal
Here's a link to a respite care notebook for parent caregivers of children with severe illness: https://globalgenes.org/raredaily/respite-notebook-intended-to-help-caregivers-take-a-break/
Microbiology professor Alison Criss and chemistry professor Linda Columbus co-lead UVA’s new Global Infectious Diseases Institute
Wendy is an encephalitis survivor, as well as Founder and President of Encephalitis Global.