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Is there any vaccination or preventive measures against bacterial meningitis should I go overseas?

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Dr. Gregory Fehr
Emergency Medicine
5 doctors agree

In brief: Meningitis

The risk of contacting meningitis as an adult is minimal.
In a third world country be much more concerned with malaria, and other mosquito born diseases. For third world countries check with an infectious disease specialist for vaccination reccomendations.

In brief: Meningitis

The risk of contacting meningitis as an adult is minimal.
In a third world country be much more concerned with malaria, and other mosquito born diseases. For third world countries check with an infectious disease specialist for vaccination reccomendations.
Dr. Gregory Fehr
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Dr. Martin Raff
Internal Medicine - Infectious Disease
3 doctors agree

In brief: Bacterial meningitis

This is not common in adults.
There is a Meningococcal vaccine which provides protection against two of the three more common types. Most adults are immune to hemophilus and pneumococcal meningitis is not likely to be a greater risk overseas than it is at home. Listeria can be acquired by eating forms of unpasteurized cheese, but again, very unlikely. Where overseas? By the.

In brief: Bacterial meningitis

This is not common in adults.
There is a Meningococcal vaccine which provides protection against two of the three more common types. Most adults are immune to hemophilus and pneumococcal meningitis is not likely to be a greater risk overseas than it is at home. Listeria can be acquired by eating forms of unpasteurized cheese, but again, very unlikely. Where overseas? By the.
Dr. Martin Raff
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