6 doctors weighed in:

I am living with someone that has meningitis, is there anything I can do so I don't get sick?

6 doctors weighed in
Dr. Kenneth Cheng
Family Medicine
4 doctors agree

In brief: Yes

Bacterial meningitis? See your doctor immediately.
Viral meningitis? Proper hygiene of good hand washing.

In brief: Yes

Bacterial meningitis? See your doctor immediately.
Viral meningitis? Proper hygiene of good hand washing.
Dr. Kenneth Cheng
Dr. Kenneth Cheng
Thank
Dr. Steven Giannotta
Neurosurgery

In brief: No

There are different types of meningitis, only one of which is highly communicable.
If the diagnosis has been made and the patient is getting treated and you don't have it, it is unlikely you will get it.

In brief: No

There are different types of meningitis, only one of which is highly communicable.
If the diagnosis has been made and the patient is getting treated and you don't have it, it is unlikely you will get it.
Dr. Steven Giannotta
Dr. Steven Giannotta
Thank
Get help from a real doctor now
Dr. Eric Weisman
Board Certified, Neurology
32 years in practice
9M people helped
Continue
108,000 doctors available
Read more answers from doctors