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Meningitis Exposure During Pregnancy
When your due date arrives, you will be more than ready to have your baby! Most women deliver the baby somewhere between 37 and 42 weeks. According to the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, only 5% of babies arrive on the exact due date. Approximately 7% of babies are not delivered by 42 weeks, and when that happens, it is referred to ...Read more
See below: It depends on the specific organism. It's usually in the vicinity of 8-24 hours. ...Read more
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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What precautions should I take for my child regarding a meningitis outbreak at school? Do i need to keep my child home in order to reduce her exposure?
Study from 1976: There was an increase in blacks and more so native americans but was thought to do with over crowding and poverty. There is some more recent evidence that it is higher in blacks but for unknown reasons. In conclusion: there might be but the research is not great. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Because my toddler cannot talk, what symptomss should I look for if there might have been an exposure to meningitis?
Meningitis: This is characterized by fever, chills, headache, sensitivity to light and/or sound, nausea and vomiting, changes in sensorium (in your toddler alterations in behavior), and neurological abnormalities. If the baby is acting differently than normally, not eating, fussy, crying incessantly, warm to touch, etc., see a pediatrician asap. Unless the exposure was intimate - unlikely to get meningitis. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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