Medical History and Physical Exam for Urinary Tract Infections
If you have symptoms of a urinary tract infection (UTI), your
initial evaluation by your doctor will include a medical history and physical
exam. A medical history includes an evaluation of your current
urinary tract symptoms, history of
urinary tract infections or other urinary tract
problems, family health history, and sexual history. You and your doctor will
discuss your general health and the results of previous testing.
There has already been considerable progress in preventing some causes of encephalitis.
The elimination of smallpox and vaccines against mumps, measles, and rubella has reduced the incidence of encephalitis, especially in children.
Vaccines have been developed for people who travel to high-risk areas as well.
Other ways to prevent it are to avoid viruses that can lead to the disease (like herpes) and to protect yourself against mosquito and tick bites.