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How long is the incubation period for bacterial meningitis?

How long is the incubation period for bacterial meningitis?

Incubation period: From exposure to the development of meningitis can be from hours (meningcoccal meningitis) to several days. ...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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Can you please discuss the incubation period of bacterial spinal menigitis?

Bacterial meningitis: The incubation time for bacterial spinal menigitis is typically short. Meaning in a mater of days. Bacterial in the spine or brain usually becomes clinically evident fairly quickly. ...Read more

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Untreatable meningitis can lead to death?What's the rate of survival if it's not treated soon and in what period of time you can die for the 1st sympt

Untreatable meningitis can lead to death?What's the rate of survival if it's not treated soon and in what period of time you can die for the 1st sympt

Meningitis: Most meningitis is caused by viral infections. Viral infections are not in and of themselves treatable. The medical community works to support the life of the infected person but many if not most do not die. ...Read more

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Is it more likely to get meningitis when swimming in infected warm water while on the period?

Is it more likely to get meningitis when swimming in infected warm water while on the period?

No.: If the water is infected you are at risk of disease whether on your period or not! Don't swim there! Check state government sites for water quality in beaches, streams, ponds and lakes and note any advisories before going. ...Read more

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Can you please explain the gestation period for bacterial and/or viral meningitis?

Meningitis: It if is a true infection then in both cases the symptoms of a viral or bacterial meningitis are fairly rapid, there are some bacteria that can take longer to be symptomatic meaning up to two to three weeks though this is unusual. Signs and symptoms of meningitis include headaches, vomiting, altered mental status, confusion, speech difficulties among other findings. ...Read more

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I have had a headache and stiff neck for almost a week. The headache comes and goes but the stiff neck is constant. I dont have a fever or any other syptoms. Is it because my period may be starting soon or should I get screened for meningitis?

I have had a headache and stiff neck for almost a week. The headache comes and goes but the stiff neck is constant. I dont have a fever or any other syptoms. Is it because my period may be starting soon or should I get screened for meningitis?

Stiff neck no Temp: hello ~ if this was meningitis I dont think you would be in fit condition to ask the question. The stiff neck is probably musculature and responds well to massage, PT, heat and ADVIL (ibuprofen). Meningitis (both bact&viral) are accompanied by FEVER and headache. This is absent here. Try some PT or a massage & ADVIL (ibuprofen) for pain thx ...Read more

Incubation Period (Definition)

Incubation period is the period between exposure to infection ...Read more