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can you get meningitis twice

A 46-year-old female asked:
Dr. Rawan Tarawneh
17 years experience Neurology
Yes: One can get viral meningitis more than once. However, in this case, your doctor will likely consider further evaluation like searching for particular ... Read More

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A 9-year-old male asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
45 years experience Pediatrics
Some basics: Recommendations exist to maximize the effectiveness of a vaccine by using it on populations more likely to get the disease. It is less common in the a ... Read More
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
45 years experience Pediatrics
Share time/space: If you share time and space with any person who carries the germs of meningitis, you have been exposed. The degree of exposure relates to the intamacy ... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. William Singer
50 years experience Pediatric Neurology
Infection of meninge: Meningitis is an infection of the covering of the brain, the meninges. It is usually associated with an infection of the brain and is therefore calle ... Read More
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Steven Machtinger
43 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Unlikely.: I have never heard of that.
A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Yash Khanna
56 years experience Family Medicine
AIRBORNE BY SECRETIO: There are three kind of meningitis 1viral2bacterial3fungal most common are viral which are transmitted by direct airborne change of secretions by cou ... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jay Park
Dr. Jay Park answered
49 years experience Pediatrics
Close contact: Person to person transmission occurs through droplets from the respiratory tract.
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Janice Wiesman
31 years experience Neurology
Yes: Meningitis is due to an infection by a virus or bacteria, and rarely, by a fungus. Just like to can get a cold or orther infection more than once, yo ... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bennett Machanic
51 years experience Neurology
Been exposed?: Some vaccines are available, and meds can be used if you acquire meningitis. At this time of year, west nile virus, and a series of equine encephalit ... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Janice Wiesman
31 years experience Neurology
Yes: Meningitis is due to an infection by a virus or bacteria, and rarely, by a fungus. Just like to can get a cold or orther infection more than once, yo ... Read More
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