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Do mosquitoes transmit bacterial meningitis

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Dr. Anatoly Belilovsky
35 years experience Pediatrics
No.: But they can carry viral encephalitis such as west nile.
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Dr. Chukwuka Okafor
16 years experience Orthopedic Spine Surgery
Not likely: No.

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A 43-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ihab Ibrahim
29 years experience Pain Management
No: Just like there is not a mild form of the black plague. A little poison is still poison.
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A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kevin Daus
37 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Yes: With antibiotics.
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Dr. James Ferguson
46 years experience Pediatrics
Yes: Most are initially treated with several different antibiotics at high doses until lab data shows which med would do the best job acting alone. Early d ... Read More
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A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ryan Stanton
18 years experience Emergency Medicine
Spinal Tap: The standard for diagnosis of bacterial meningitis is the lumbar puncture. In the procedure, a needle is inserted in the lower back to get CSF which i ... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ian Stein
Dr. Ian Stein answered
21 years experience Neurology
Mutiple: Depends on the type. Nisseria which is seen in college students is usually the respiratory spread.
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Martin Raff
56 years experience Infectious Disease
Do you mean symptoms: Fever, headache, increased sensitivity to light and sound, stiff neck, nausea and vomiting, changes in thinking, level of consciousness, and so on. I ... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kenneth Reichert
35 years experience Neurosurgery
Bacterial Meningitis: Inflammation accounts for some symptoms of bacterial meningitis such as headache, sensitivity to light, and neck stiffness. Common symptoms of bacter ... Read More
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A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mandakini Patel
41 years experience Pediatrics
Bacterial meningitis: The symptoms depend on the age of the patient. In children & babies they may not be able to tell us about their symptoms. They maye fever, vomitig let ... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Seth Zeidman
33 years experience Neurosurgery
Headache Plus: Headache occurs in at least 90% of people with meningitis. Stiff neck occurs in at least 85% of people with meningitis fever and chills occur in at ... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Goodrich
39 years experience Neurosurgery
Bacterial meningitis: Typical symptoms include severe headaches, altered mental status, increasingly sleepy and in severe cases even a seizure.

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