A member asked:

What are the chances of catching meningococcal meningitis?

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Dr. Willam Lau answered

Specializes in Infectious Disease

Usually very little in the general population. Higher risks groups are military recruits in barracks and college students in dorms.

Answered Jan 19, 2017


Dr. William Singer answered

Specializes in Pediatric Neurology

If you are exposed to someone with Meningococcal meningitis, you are at risk for developing Meningococcal infection. Contact you doctor as there are antibiotics you can have prescribed that should protect you from developing the infection.

Answered Aug 20, 2017



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