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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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Can you contract meningitis from a meningitis vaccine?

Can you contract meningitis from a meningitis vaccine?

No: There are no live bacteria in the vaccine, so you cannot get the disease from the vaccine. ...Read more

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Meningitis transmissibility? How transmissible is meningitis?

Meningitis transmissibility? How transmissible is meningitis?

Which kind?: The answer depends on what kind of meningitis you are referring to: bacterial meningitis, fungal meningitis, viral meningitis, parasitic meningitis & non-infectious meningitis. I’ll provide info for viral meningitis. The virus is spread person to person (fecal, respiratory secretions). However, just because you become infected with the virus doesn’t mean that you will actually develop meningitis. ...Read more

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Are there vaccines against bacterial meningitis?

Are there vaccines against bacterial meningitis?

Yes: Yes, there are several. The main ones are for pneumococcus, haemophilus, and Meningococcal meningitis. They are prevnar, (pneumococcal vaccine) ActHIB or pedvax, and Menveo or Menactra respectively. ...Read more

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Is meningococcal meningitis bacterial meningitis or are they 2 different things?

Is meningococcal meningitis bacterial meningitis or are they 2 different things?

Different: Bacteria of many types can cause meningitis. In premi's it is often Group B strep or E.coli. In unimmunized infants and toddlers, Hemoplillis influenzae or pneumococcus & rarely meningococcus. In older kids, teens and adults it may be meningococcus or pneumococcus among others. Meningococcal meningitis is just getting more advertising time with newer vaccines available. ...Read more

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What distinguishes bacterial meningitis from viral meningitis?

Testing: During the primary workup for the presenting illness the fluid from the spinal tap is sent for various tests. These will determine in most cases the type of meningitis. ...Read more

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Is samonella poisoning contageous?

Yes it is: If food is contaminated by salmonella, anyone who eats that food can become ill. Also it can be transmitted person-to-person by the fecal-oral route. Strict hand-washing is needed. Also keeping raw meat, etc separate from other foods is wise -- as is having separate cutting boards, etc. http://tinyurl.com/k8894u5. ...Read more

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Is meningitis from Lyme disease contagious?

Is meningitis from Lyme disease contagious?

Both rare: Lyme is from an agent acquired from tick bite. The bite causes a local irritation and then progresses to a more total body invilvement, . Meningitis is very rare. The tick can infect others, but the sick patient is not contagious. ...Read more

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Can bacterial meningitis be contagious?

Can bacterial meningitis be contagious?

Yes: Bacterial meningitis is contageous, the degree of which is relatively specific to the bacteria involved. A germ like meningococcus is easily passed in a brief exposure while tuberculusis is much harder to pass, requiring much longer exposure. ...Read more

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What other organisms is yersinia pestis related to?

What other organisms is yersinia pestis related to?

Yersinia: The plague bacillus is related to Yersinia pseudotuberculosis and Yersinia enterocolitica. Both of these organisms can cause human infections but altogether different from plague. ...Read more

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Can west nile virus infect by unborn child?

Can west nile virus infect by unborn child?

West Nile virus: There have been reports of possible transmission of the virus from mother to child during pregnancy or breast feeding, but these have been rare and not confirmed conclusively. ...Read more

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Can dried bodily fluid actually spread a "blood-borne pathogen" disease? Are there any documented cases?

Can dried bodily fluid actually spread a "blood-borne pathogen" disease? Are there any documented cases?

Tough viruses: Well it's always good to know exactly what the circumstances are in order to give the best risk assessment. Unfortunately there are a few 'tough' viruses that can survive outside of the body for a short while - say in dried blood- that can later infect a person exposed to them. I think of hepatitis B as a prime example. Tough little virus there. Best to talk to an ID doc if you are concerned. ...Read more

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Can a carrier of salmonella typhi infect someone else via oral, vaginal, or anal sex?

Can a carrier of salmonella typhi infect someone else via oral, vaginal, or anal sex?

Yes. Maybe. Yes.: One catches typhoid (typhoid fever) by eating or drinking contaminated food or beverages. Thus, one catches typhoid from a carrier if the food or beverages have been contaminated by the carrier. Oral sex and anal sex sort of mimic "the ingestion of contaminated food or drink" while purely vaginal sex is a bit safer, although that region of the body of a carrier is likely always contaminated. ...Read more

Dr. Scot Lewey
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Listeria Infection (Definition)

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