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Who is at risk for meningococcal meningitis?

Who is at risk for meningococcal meningitis?

Risk for meningitis: Meningococcal meningitis is an infections disease, spread by close contact with infected individuals or carriers of meningococcus. The risk is high in populations such as college student, camps and schools, especially boarding schools. Known contacts of infected individuals should consult their doctor about the need for prophylactic treatment. ...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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How do inmates get meningococcal meningitis?

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How do inmates get meningococcal meningitis?

Air transmission: Meningococcus is spread through the air and so can be transmitted by sick individuals and carriers of the disease to anyone that they are in close contact with. ...Read more

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What steps can be taken to avoid meningococcal meningitis?

What steps can be taken to avoid meningococcal meningitis?

Get vaccinated: Vaccines are available that help boost resistance to meningocal meningitis.It covers 4 strains of the germ and may provide some cross resistance for others. It has been in regular use amoung teens & college age kids for some time.If u are directly exposed to a case, several days of abx are given to supress it before it starts. Effective handwashing and other hygenic practices round out your options. ...Read more

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How contagious is meningococcal meningitis?

How contagious is meningococcal meningitis?

Somewhat: Overall, the risk to household contacts is 2-4 percent without prophylaxis. Outside the household, risk is smaller but is used when someone was exposed to respiratory secretions. ...Read more

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How long from the symptoms start in meningococcal meningitis until the person is dead?

How long from the symptoms start in meningococcal meningitis until the person is dead?

Can be rapid: Have seen patients die within two hours of onset of symptoms with Meningococcal meningitis. Bad disease. ...Read more

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How long does meningococcal meningitis last for?

How long does meningococcal meningitis last for?

Infection vs sequela: The duration of treatment depends on the presentation. If it was caught early and appropriate antibiotics were started the studies have shown that the CSF is sterilized before the 4th day (in immunocompetent patients). If it was more advanced, associated with bacteremia and sepsis then 7 days is the norm. About 10% of individuals will suffer from long-lasting sequelae that will need further help. ...Read more

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What are the chances of catching meningococcal meningitis?

What are the chances of catching meningococcal meningitis?

Meningitis: If you are exposed to someone with Meningococcal meningitis, you are at risk for developing Meningococcal infection. Contact you doctor as there are antibiotics you can have prescribed that should protect you from developing the infection. ...Read more

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Can meningococcal meningitis be passed on from person to person?

Can meningococcal meningitis be passed on from person to person?

Respiratory droplets: Meningococcus lives in peoples' noses, and can be transmitted by cough or sneezing. Only a few of the people who inhale meningococcus will actually get sick, but those who do get sick will be in grave danger. ...Read more

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Meningococcal Disease (Definition)

Meningococcal disease is an infection by the bacteria known as Neisseria meningitidis, which can spread throughout the body, including the fluid surrounding the ...Read more