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How long will bacterial meningitis germs stay on something?

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Dr. Jason Adler
Pediatrics - Critical Care
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In brief: Varies

Different bacteria produce bacterial meningitis, so there is not a universal answer to this question.
Nevertheless, usually close contact with human secretions is necessary to produce meningitis. The bacteria that commonly cause bacterial meningitis due not typically survive for a long period of time outside the human body.

In brief: Varies

Different bacteria produce bacterial meningitis, so there is not a universal answer to this question.
Nevertheless, usually close contact with human secretions is necessary to produce meningitis. The bacteria that commonly cause bacterial meningitis due not typically survive for a long period of time outside the human body.
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