Viral Diseases of the Nervous System

Many different kinds of viruses can infect the central nervous system, including the Epstein-Barr virus of infectious mononucleosis; the mumps, rubeola, varicella-zoster, and herpes simplex viruses; and more commonly, human enteroviruses and the viruses of certain zoonoses. In most cases, nervous system involvement occurs in only a very small percentage of people infected with the viruses. The next section discusses four kinds of illness resulting from viral central nervous system infections: meningitis, encephalitis, poliomyelitis, and rabies.

Viral Meningitis

Viral meningitis is much more common than bacterial meningitis. It is usually a mild disease that does not require specific treatment, and patients generally recover in 7 to 10 days. Viruses are responsible for most cases of "aseptic meningitis," meaning those with symptoms and signs of meningitis but with negative tests for bacterial pathogens.

Detox Diet Basics

Detox Diet Basics

Our internal organs, the colon, liver and intestines, help our bodies eliminate toxic and harmful  matter from our bloodstreams and tissues. Often, our systems become overloaded with waste. The very air we breathe, and all of its pollutants, build up in our bodies. Today’s over processed foods and environmental pollutants can easily overwhelm our delicate systems and cause toxic matter to build up in our bodies.

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