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Is information about spread of meningitis on internet reliable?

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Dr. Larry Armstrong
Neurosurgery
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Somewhat

You must always temper the overinformation barrage from the internet with common sense as well as the understanding that you are not a dr. And therefore cannot sift through this.
Very little meningits is contagious- yet those which are contagious are very bad. It requires a trained medical professional to work all this out and make an informed decision as to contagion.

In brief: Somewhat

You must always temper the overinformation barrage from the internet with common sense as well as the understanding that you are not a dr. And therefore cannot sift through this.
Very little meningits is contagious- yet those which are contagious are very bad. It requires a trained medical professional to work all this out and make an informed decision as to contagion.
Dr. Larry Armstrong
Dr. Larry Armstrong
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Dr. Edward Smith
Neurology

In brief: GIGO

It all depends on what you read.
Legitimate medical sources such as peer reviewed journals or texts are likely to be reliable. Anecdotal information from patient blogs or proprietary vendors should be viewed cautiously. Since numerous infectious agents and some chemical ones may cause meningitis, the answer varies. Meningococcal meningitis is very contagious and dangerous.

In brief: GIGO

It all depends on what you read.
Legitimate medical sources such as peer reviewed journals or texts are likely to be reliable. Anecdotal information from patient blogs or proprietary vendors should be viewed cautiously. Since numerous infectious agents and some chemical ones may cause meningitis, the answer varies. Meningococcal meningitis is very contagious and dangerous.
Dr. Edward Smith
Dr. Edward Smith
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