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How long does a person with meningitis stay infectious?

How long does a person with meningitis stay infectious?

Depends on germs: If you have bacterial meningitis and you've been treated for at least 24 hours, you are no longer contagious. A person with viral meningitis may be contagious for 7-10 days after their symptoms first started. Cover your nose/mouth when you sneeze/cough. Avoid spread by washing hands a lot. Don't share spoons, forks, drinking straws, chapsticks, lip glosses/lipsticks. ...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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How long does a person live with dementia?

How long does a person live with dementia?

Depends: It completely depends on 1) the underlying cause---some are more rapid in progression and 2) how well cared for they are as the disease progresses. ...Read more

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How long is a person with sars infectious to others? 

How long is a person with sars infectious to others? 

CDC says: 10 days after the resolution of symptoms, especially fever the person with a confirmed sars case can leave isolation. ...Read more

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How long does a person with pleurisy have to live?

How long does a person with pleurisy have to live?

Depends on cause: It depends on the underlying cause of pleurisy. If treated adequately, most underlying causes of pleurisy are not fatal. ...Read more

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How long is a person contagious with mono?

How long is a person contagious with mono?

HOW LONG MONO IS CON: How long a person is contagious there is no answer to that, as we dont know how long.Once you have mononucleosis the virus stays in your body and there is no way to know when you are and you are not contagious. ...Read more

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How long is a person with diphtheria contagious?

How long is a person with diphtheria contagious?

48 hours: [not the eddie murphy movie!] usually a person with diphtheria is no longer contagious after they've taken antibiotics for 48 hours. ...Read more

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How long could a person live with gonnorrhea?

How long could a person live with gonnorrhea?

Long time.: Some women can live for quite a while without symptoms. Men generally show up within a week or so of infection as they develop a lot of pain and discharge. ...Read more

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How long is a person with RSV contagious?

How long is a person with RSV contagious?

Most ~ 8days: General viral sheading in RSV lasts 3-8 days in most; in some with complications they could shed for 4-6 wks. Droplet isolation(use of mask) & good handwashing will contain the spred in most cases.The germ can live for 1/2 hr on your hands and many hourd on surfaces. ...Read more

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How long can a person live with leukemia?

How long can a person live with leukemia?

The chronic : Leukemias can have a very long survival, and in the case of lymphoid type can go that long without treatment in some cases. The acute leukmias are immediately life threatening. ...Read more

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How long can a person live for with lupus?

How long can a person live for with lupus?

Decades: Depending on severity and extent of disease, and how responsive you are to medication the disease can often go into remission. There are people with severe cases as with any other disease, bit treatment is helpful in a very high percent of cases. ...Read more

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For how long does a person lives with muscular dystrophy?

For how long does a person lives with muscular dystrophy?

Your whole life: There are many forms of md and many potential problems that can arrise both big and little. Every one is different. Fortunately there are alot of great people out there working hard to help folks with md live to the fullest. I encorage my patients to get second opinions and also i suggest they look into becoming involved with their state and local md chapters. ...Read more

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How long does a person with bechets disease live healthy?

How long does a person with bechets disease live healthy?

While you're alive: Bechet's disease is a genetic predisposition to having intestinal polyps that can evolve into cancerous growth. You will need regular monitoring to take out these polyps before they turn cancerous but this is by no means guaranteed that they will become cancerous. I don't know tht it will curtail your life span if you watch your health conscientously. ...Read more

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How long does a person have to live after diagnosed with "nash"?

How long does a person have to live after diagnosed with "nash"?

Depends: If the patient has significant liver damage on biopsy of the liver their prognosis may be worse than someone without any established liver scar. ...Read more

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How long do objects touched by a TB patient remain infectious?

How long do objects touched by a TB patient remain infectious?

Not by touch: Tb is not transmitted by touching, it spreads by airborne particles that people inhale. Mycobacterium, the causative agent of tb, is very resilient, and can survive a very long time outside the human body. ...Read more

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How long can a person live with hepatic encephalopathy?

How long can a person live with hepatic encephalopathy?

Hepatic enceph: Treatment of the cause of hepatic encephlopathy and symptomatic managemenr of the encephalopathy will help. Please call your hepatologist for specific qquestions. ...Read more

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For how long can a man stay with gonorrhea?

For how long can a man stay with gonorrhea?

You can till: If gonorrhea is not treated your bodies defences may cure it without an antibiotic as it happened before there were antibiotics.But if you don't seek treatment it can spread to other parts of body through blood stream including your joints, it can be very serious. It may not kill for long time but will make your life miserable if not treated so prevention and early treatment i recommend to all. ...Read more

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How long is a child with RSV contagious to other people?

How long is a child with RSV contagious to other people?

5-7 days: An infant or child with RSV will usually shed the virus or be contagious to others for 5-7 days after the start of the illness. Rsv is mainly spread by direct contact so good handwashing can prevent spread of the RSV virus. ...Read more

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How long does a person last after diagnosis with dementia?

How long does a person last after diagnosis with dementia?

It really depends: If one is diagnosed early on in the illness, it can be a long term chronic disease lasting 20 years. Most people are not diagnosed until they have moderate or even advanced disease so they live less than 10 years after diagnosis. ...Read more

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How long does a person with stage 5 sclc have to live?

How long does a person with stage 5 sclc have to live?

No stage 5 sclc: (sclc)small cell lung cancer is staged as 'limited' or 'extensive'. Although frequently responsive to chemotherapy with platinum & topoisomerase inhibitors, survival is still generally poor for extensive stage sclc. ...Read more

Contagious (Definition)

One is able to transmit an infection to another by ...Read more