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I think i might have had contact with someone that had spinal menegitis, how long after exposure will i get symptoms?
BACTERIAL: 3-7 days. Some recommend prophylactic antibiotics. Also i think there is a vaccine 2 think about after ur antibiotic course. ...Read more
Fever and stiff neck: The symptoms of bacterial meningitis include a high fever and a stiff neck. It is hard and very painful to bend the neck forward. This is called nuchal rigidity. People often have abnormal behavior. Less than half have all three of these symptoms, the so-called "clinical triad." a severe headache is very common, and 95% of people have 2 of these 4 symptoms. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Over 100.00: There is no absolute temperature for meningitis - fever (>100.5) is common, but if someone has all the other symptoms, without the fever, I wouldn't rule it out. (light sensitivity, pain when flexing neck forward, nausea/and or vomiting, severe headache). Generally a lumbar puncture would be the definitive test. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer