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Can listeria meningitis be contracted from other people?

Can listeria meningitis be contracted from other people?

No: Listeria meningitis is usually contracted from eating foods contaminated with listeria. A person with a compromised immune system and infants are most at risk. ...Read more

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Dr. William Singer
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Meningitis (Definition)

A condition in which the membrane surrounding the brain and spinal cord becomes inflamed. Symptoms include headaches, fever, stiff neck, and a sensitivity to light. There are two primary types of ...Read more


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Do you give a 7 year old a meningitis shot in the u.S. ?

Do you give a 7 year old a meningitis shot in the u.S. ?

See below: Current recommendation is for the first Menactra vaccine at 11 years of age and a booster at 16 years of age. ...Read more

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What will help treat meningitis?

What will help treat meningitis?

Antibiotics: Meningitis is a serious life-threatening illness which usually requires hospitalization and close monitoring. Bacterial meningitis is treated with IV antibiotics along with other medications to help keep patients as comfortable as possible. ...Read more

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Does meningitis cause disability?

Meningitis/Disabilit: Yes it can cause several complications if treated late or not treated properly all paptients with viral menengitis and 70to80% of patients with bacterial meningitis will recover completely. The serious disabling complications are brain damage deafness epilepsy change in eye sight. ...Read more

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How can people contract meningitis?

Close contact: For the most part, bacterial meningitis is believed to be spread via respiratory and throat secretions, through close and prolonged contact with someone who carries the bacteria. ...Read more

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How do you get exposed to meningitis?

How do you get exposed to meningitis?

Share time/space: If you share time and space with any person who carries the germs of meningitis, you have been exposed. The degree of exposure relates to the intamacy of the contact, & or the hygenic practices of the exposed (wash your hands). The exposure may be to a healthy person with no signs of illness. ...Read more

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Is it possible to get meningitis from your dog?

Is it possible to get meningitis from your dog?

Spread meningitis: Most cases of meningitis have been spread by droplet infection. Bacteria and viruses can be carried in the saliva eventhough others may be asymptomatic. I suggest you not kiss your dog on the mouth and wash you hands well before eating and putting your hands in your mouth or against your nose. ...Read more

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How can they know for sure if it is meningitis?

How can they know for sure if it is meningitis?

CSF: The best way is to get a sample of the fluid in your spine (via a needle in the back) and to send it out for analysis. Neurologists, anesthesiologists, or radiologists can do this procedure, although any doctor can order it. ...Read more

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What are the most common ways to get meningitis?

What are the most common ways to get meningitis?

AIRBORNE BY SECRETIO: There are three kind of meningitis 1viral2bacterial3fungal most common are viral which are transmitted by direct airborne change of secretions by coughing and sneezing bacterial can be contacted by skull fractures, acute or chronic sinusitis or otitis media.It can also occur with septicemia with positive blood cultures in immune compromised patiens cryptococcus which is funfus rare mengitis. ...Read more

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How can you check to see if you have meningitis?

Meningitis: If you have symptoms such has headache, fever, stiff neck, nausea, vomiting, the doctor will suspect that you may have meningitis and may order a ct scan of your head then perform a spinal tap to obtain a sample of spinal fluid then send it the lab to look for bacteria, elavated white blood cell, elevated protein, abnormal glucose level , increase pressure etc... ...Read more

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What are the complications associated with meningitis?

Depends !: Mild viral meningitis may be a short illness, bacterial meningitis is fatal in a few days if untreated we also have fungal and tuberculous forms the complications depend on the age of the patient , the severity of the illness and the speed of diagnosis and treatment mild to severe neurological deficits can occur. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of meningitis in young children?

What age?: This will differ according to the age of the child. Generally meningitis presents with fever, sensitivity to light and sound, headache, stiff neck, nausea and vomiting, changes in mentation and possibly localizing neurological abnormalities. In preverbal children there may be listlessness, failure to feed, difficult in arousal, irritability, and other non-specific manifestations. ...Read more

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Can you let me know how many types of meningitis are there?

Many: There are many viruses and bacteria that cause meningitis. A number of drugs can cause meningitis. Free living amoeba and several parasites can also be causes as can autoimmune diseases, some vaccines and some malignancies. ...Read more

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I have a donated organ, am I more susceptible for meningitis?

I have a donated organ, am I more susceptible for meningitis?

Yes: Organ transplant recipients have to take immunosuppressants to help their body accept and not reject the donated organ which puts them at higher risk to develop infections including meningitis. They are also at increased risk of developing skin cancer and other cancers. Studies have shown that organ recipients have a 2 to 3-fold increased risk of developing cancer. ...Read more

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How do you contract meningitis and how diffuacult is it to cure?

How do you contract meningitis and how diffuacult is it to cure?

Close contact : Meningitis is an inflammation from infection of the tissue layers that envelop the brain and spinal cord. The infection is usually viral but can be bacterial or fungal. It is acquired by close contact with an individual who has the disease --- hugging , kissing , or coughing. ...Read more

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Terrified that I have / am going to get meningitis! please help me!?

Terrified that I have / am going to get meningitis! please help me!?

WhyDoYouThinkThat: Why are you terrified that you have or are going to get Meningitis.Are you sick or have you been exposed to a case of Meningitis.Or you just have an imaginatory fear that you do or are going to get Meningitis My advice is if you are sick,dont waste time and go to ER.and get checked. If you have been exposed there may be vaccine and drugs which can be given to contacts If none you may need Therapy ...Read more

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What are the different kinds of meningitis? Which one is the bad one?

All are serious: Meningitis can be caused by a bacterial or viral infection. It is less commonly caused by tumors. Meningitis from any cause is a very serious disease. ...Read more

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What do I do if my friend have meningitis? Please, need some answers?

What do I do if my friend have meningitis? Please, need some answers?

Chemoprophylaxis: If you had close contacts with an individual with Meningococcal meningitis, you should receive chemoprophylaxis, a preventive measure. Rifampin, ciprofloxacin, Azithromycin or Ceftriaxone is usually prescribed. ...Read more

Dr. Scot Lewey
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Listeria Infection (Definition)

A serious infection usually caused by eating food contaminated with ...Read more