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Can viral meningits be spread from one person to another?

Can viral meningits be spread from one person to another?

Viral meningitis: Some forms of viral meningitis can be spread from one person to another, for instance polio or herpes. Other forms of viral meningitis are insect born. A key to avoiding spread from an infected person is careful hand washing. ...Read more

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Dr. William Singer
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Meningitis (Definition)

Meningitis occurs when 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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What are the symptoms of having viral meningitis, and how is it transferred from one person to another?

What are the symptoms of having viral meningitis, and how is it transferred from one person to another?

2 yrs old meningitis: Classic symptoms in two years old are nausea &vomiting, headache, fever, increase sesitivity to light, altered mental status and confusion, seizure activity, lethargy, neck pain and stiffnass.The symptoms in viral meningitis are milder. Not all symptoms have to be present in all cases, and they vary from case to case.Viral meningitis is trasfered by close bodily cotact via secretions and touching. ...Read more

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How easy is it to spread viral meningitis?

How easy is it to spread viral meningitis?

Meningitis: Causes of bacterial meningitis including strep, neisseria, h flu & viruses like enteroviruses, herpes, & hiv. Bacteria & viruses that cause meningitis colonize the nose & throat & are transmitted through respiratory droplets. Viral meningitis can also be transmitted by fecal-oral routes & insect bites. Usually contacts working within ~3 ft of those with meningitis r considered to be at high risk. ...Read more

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If one has viral meningitis, do they have a higher chance of getting bacterial meningitis?

If one has viral meningitis, do they have a higher chance of getting bacterial meningitis?

Meningitis: Likely not as I have not seen a patient that has both types of meningitis in over thirty years. While possible very highly unlikely. ...Read more

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If one has viral meningitis do they have a a brain damage from meningitis?

If one has viral meningitis do they have a a brain damage from meningitis?

Depends on the type : Of virus and a number of host factors. Viral meningitis by herpes group of viruses may be associated with damage to neural tissue and may result in neurologic defects from involvement of cranial nerves. See this site for more information about meningitis in general. http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/meningitis/ds00118. ...Read more

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Can a person get meningitis more than once, my son 27, had it 1 year ago viral, after, i had him vaccinated, what r the chances? He is very worried?

Can a person get meningitis more than  once, my son 27, had it 1 year ago viral, after, i had him vaccinated, what r the chances? He is very worried?

Quite rare: Viral meningitis can occur with a number of viruses and flu and seasonal epidemics. However, once the body fights off such an infection, there is usually good immunity that develops. Some have poor immunity due to chronic disease. Some are just very unlucky and get another virus for which they are not immune. Just maintain good health habits. ...Read more

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Could a person have aphasia with viral meningitis?

Possible: There are multiple possible effects of viral meningitis although in general it tends to be milder than bacterial meningitis. I would suggest that you look at the following article: " neuropsychological sequelae of bacterial and viral meningitis" by h. Schmidt, b. Heimann, m. Djukic, c.Mazurek, c. Fels, c.-w. Wallesch and r. Nau. From 2006. Available online. ...Read more

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How can a person get or catch viral meningitis?

How can  a person get or catch viral meningitis?

Meningitis: Viral meningitis is usually a contagious disease with usually close contact with an individual that has had it. It can also occur after a viral infection though that is less common. ...Read more

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How is viral meningitis diagnosed?

How is viral meningitis diagnosed?

Aseptic: Meningitis is an inflammation of the outer coating of the brain. A spinal tap will show inflammatory cells in spinal fluid. Bacteria will be seen and cultured if present. If nothing grows it is considered aseptic. This usually means that a virus is the cause. Special tests and cultures may or may not identify the virus. Viruses may infect the brain itself causing encephalitis. ...Read more

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How can viral meningitis be avoided?

Hand-washing: Viral meningitis is spread by fecal-oral contact, which means you can contract it if you touch an object contaminated with the virus. Frequent hand-washing and ensuring that children wear swim diapers in the pool are two good ways to avoid exposure. ...Read more