Understanding Encephalitis -- Prevention
How Can I Prevent Encephalitis?
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.