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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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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 is meningitis? How can you get it?

What is meningitis? How can you get it?

Infection of meninge: Meningitis is an infection of the covering of the brain, the meninges. It is usually associated with an infection of the brain and is therefore called meningoencephalitis. It may be caused by bacteria, virus or fungi. The seriousness is related to the infecting agent and available treatment. Meningitis can be airborn, related to contact with an infected person or fluids from an infected person ...Read more

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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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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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Interested to know how does someone get meningitis?

Close contact: Person to person transmission occurs through droplets from the respiratory tract. ...Read more

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Is it possible for one person to get meningitis twice?

Yes: Meningitis is due to an infection by a virus or bacteria, and rarely, by a fungus. Just like to can get a cold or orther infection more than once, you can get meningitis more than once. ...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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Once you have recovered from meningitis is it still possible to get it again?

Once you have recovered from meningitis is it still possible to get it again?

Yes: Meningitis is due to an infection by a virus or bacteria, and rarely, by a fungus. Just like to can get a cold or orther infection more than once, you can get meningitis more than once. ...Read more

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What would happen if meningitis went untreated? Could someone ultimately get better on their own or would death occur?

Meningitis: Although perhaps not 100% fatal, the percentage is close, and if the patient does not die they may have significant post-infectious neurological and other complications which may be permanent. ...Read more