Viral encephalitis, not otherwise specified (NOS)

Encephalitis is an inflammatory process of the brain associated with neurological dysfunction. Most cases require hospitalisation. Acute viral encephalitis has been a notifiable disease in Ireland since 1981.

Viral encephalitis data are collected by HPSC with the assistance of Departments of Public Health, Microbiology Laboratories and the National Virus Reference Laboratory (NVRL).

Viral encephalitis graph

Viral encephalitis, NOS, in Ireland, 2017

70 The number of viral encephalitis NOS notifications in 2017
1.5 The national notification rate per 100,000 population in 2017

Last updated: 19 April 2018