A 56-year-old female asked:
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i have lyme meningitis i've been on antibiotics for 10 days i'm sharing a hotel room with my sister. i read i'm still contagious is this true?

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Dr. John Goldman
55 years experience Rheumatology
Not contageous: Need to be sure the diagnosis is certain as other types of meningitis can be contageous. This is usually not a problem at your age group but we see menigococcal meningitis in younger age groups . Need to discuss this with your physicians
Answered on Aug 8, 2016
Dr. Robert Kwok
33 years experience Pediatrics
Is there a tick?: The question is, "How would the infection be transmitted?" Since Lyme disease germs are not transmitted by sneezing, spit, or flying through the air, there would need to be a tick involved. Ticks catch Lyme bacteria by biting an animal infected with Lyme bacteria. You would be that infected animal, and an uninfected tick would have to bite you and get infected... too far-fetched! So, no worries.
Answered on Aug 8, 2016

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