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Our nanny is visiting a child in the icu, diagnosed with encephalitis 2 weeks now but without known cause. Could this be contagious to our 7 month old?

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Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics

In brief: Unlikely

Most encephalitis is triggered by a variety of viruses that are often transmitted by insects or other means, not person to person.
.By 2 wks out & in a hospital environment, the caretakers & visitors all follow protocalls that are designed to avoid spread of the germ.

In brief: Unlikely

Most encephalitis is triggered by a variety of viruses that are often transmitted by insects or other means, not person to person.
.By 2 wks out & in a hospital environment, the caretakers & visitors all follow protocalls that are designed to avoid spread of the germ.
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