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A 29-year-old female asked:

How long does the viral meningitis virus stay in your body? if i feel completely fine after 12 days, does it mean i am cured?

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Dr. Martin Fried
General Practice 36 years experience
Yes, most likely: Viral meningitis usually lasts from 7-10 days. If she is without symptoms and able to resume her activities without pain or disability, i would say she is cured.
Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics 46 years experience
Some of the viral particles may continue to shed in your stool for a few weeks but these are of no consequence to you.
Dec 17, 2012
Dr. R Smith
Dr. R Smithanswered
Pediatric Emergency Medicine 26 years experience
Cured: Viral meningitis can last from just a couple days to a couple weeks. No drugs can cure it, your body has to get rid of it. Once you no longer have fever or feel any symptoms, your body has done its job and gotten rid of the virus.

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