FILE – U.S. Sen. Kay Hagan acknowledges the crowd upon her introduction at the 147th Annual Session of the General Baptist State Convention on October 29, 2014, at the Greenville Convention Center in Greenville, N.C. Hagan was recently diagnosed with encephalitis, a disease likely caused by a virus that leads to inflammation of the brain.
FILE – U.S. Sen. Kay Hagan acknowledges the crowd upon her introduction at the 147th Annual Session of the General Baptist State Convention on October 29, 2014, at the Greenville Convention Center in Greenville, N.C. Hagan was recently diagnosed with encephalitis, a disease likely caused by a virus that leads to inflammation of the brain. Robert Willett rwillett@newsobserver.com
FILE – U.S. Sen. Kay Hagan acknowledges the crowd upon her introduction at the 147th Annual Session of the General Baptist State Convention on October 29, 2014, at the Greenville Convention Center in Greenville, N.C. Hagan was recently diagnosed with encephalitis, a disease likely caused by a virus that leads to inflammation of the brain. Robert Willett rwillett@newsobserver.com

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