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Encephalitis

Question for Department of Health

UIN 69036, tabled on 23 March 2017

To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many people have been diagnosed with encephalitis in each year since 2010.

Answered on

30 March 2017

Acute encephalitis is a notifiable disease but given most cases are mild, in practice the majority of cases are not reported. The numbers reported for England and Wales in 2010-15 are available to view here:

https://www.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/572816/NOIDS_Annual_Totals.xlsx