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A 27-year-old member asked:

How do inmates get meningococcal meningitis?

2 doctor answers4 doctors weighed in
Dr. Emily Lu
Dr. Emily Luanswered
Family Medicine 9 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.
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Dr. Justin Esterberg
Orthopedic Spine Surgery 26 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
Dr. Jay Parkanswered
Pediatrics 52 years experience
No: Adults develop same infection as well.
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A 39-year-old member asked:

Where can I get the meningococcal meningitis vaccination?

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Dr. Scott Diede
A Verified Doctoranswered
31 years experience
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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