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A 27-year-old member asked:

How do inmates get meningococcal meningitis?

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Dr. Emily Lu
Dr. Emily Luanswered
Family Medicine 7 years experience
Air transmission: Meningococcus is spread through the air and so can be transmitted by sick individuals and carriers of the disease to anyone that they are in close contact with.
Dr. Justin Esterberg
Orthopedic Spine Surgery 24 years experience
Close quarters: A lot of meningitis outbreaks occur in settings where people are in close contact ie. Schools, nightclubs etc....

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A 42-year-old member asked:

Can only kids get meningococcal meningitis ?

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Dr. Jay Park
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No: Adults develop same infection as well.
A 39-year-old member asked:

Where can I get the meningococcal meningitis vaccination?

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Many places: Almost any health care provider should be able to administer this vaccine, and a quick search of drug store chains shows that many of them also provide the vaccine. However, the cdc does not currently recommend all adults get this vaccine (only certain at-risk groups). See http://www.Cdc.Gov/vaccines/vpd-vac/mening/who-vaccinate.Htm for more info.

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