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Unless the disease progresses to cause encephalitis or meningitis, it’s usually over in a week.
  inflammation of the brain — usually caused by a virus; symptoms include headache and neck pain and drowsiness and nausea and fever
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Encephalitis is usually caused by a virus. Symptoms include headache, neck pain, drowsiness, nausea, and fever.

Word Suffix:  Note that "itis" means "inflammation of".
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  • Unless the disease progresses to cause encephalitis or meningitis, it’s usually over in a week.
  • These mosquitoes carry encephalitis.
    Edward Bloor  --  Tangerine
  • Encephalitis!
    William Styron  --  Sophie’s Choice
  • I slip off my flats and walk down the front porch steps, while Mother calls out for me to put my shoes back on, threatening ringworm, mosquito encephalitis.
    Kathryn Stockett  --  The Help

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  • The most serious was central saurian encephalitis, or CSE, which caused a form of sleeping sickness in human beings and horses.
    Michael Crichton  --  Jurassic Park
  • In the early fifties, scientists were just beginning to understand viruses, so as Henrietta’s cells arrived in labs around the country, researchers began exposing them to viruses of all kinds—herpes, measles, mumps, fowl pox, equine encephalitis—to study how each one entered cells, reproduced, and spread.
    Rebecca Skloot  --  The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks
  • Because the week before Christmas those men turned up in Kansas City-came and went without getting caught-and I never saw Alvin more depressed, except once when young Alvin was in the hospital, had encephalitis, we thought we might lose him.
    Truman Capote  --  In Cold Blood
  • When I was a little girl, we went through hurricanes off the Gulf of Mexico and Delta floods and encephalitis epidemics and poor times when we didn’t know where tomorrow’s food was comin’ from, but we rode it out and still sung loud in the choir every Sunday.
    Dean Koontz  --  Sole Survivor
  • After all, the lab had recently identified specimens contaminated with Venezuelan equine fever, Japanese B encephalitis, Kyasanur Forest virus, Langat virus, and Mayaro.
    Michael Crichton  --  Jurassic Park
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