A 29-year-old member asked:
Can men get meningococcal disease?
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Neurology 28 years experience
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A 33-year-old member asked:
How can you get meningococcal disease?
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Preventive Medicine 43 years experience
Person to person: Meningococcal disease is spread from one person to another by throat or respiratory secretions (eg, coughing, kissing, or sharing eating utensils). The bacteria can't live outside the body for more than a few minutes, so they don't get spread by being left on objects such as door handles or faucets.
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Last updated Mar 26, 2013
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