1 doctor weighed in:

My cousin just got diagnosed with bacterial meningitis. Is it infectious?

1 doctor weighed in
Dr. Bryan Levey
Pediatrics

In brief: Yes

That's how he got it.
There are multiple bacteria that cause meningitis. What the risk is to other people, whether or not close contacts need to take medicine to prevent getting sick themselves, can only be determined if the type of bacteria causing the infection has been discovered. We routinely vaccinate against several different causes of bacterial meningitis.

In brief: Yes

That's how he got it.
There are multiple bacteria that cause meningitis. What the risk is to other people, whether or not close contacts need to take medicine to prevent getting sick themselves, can only be determined if the type of bacteria causing the infection has been discovered. We routinely vaccinate against several different causes of bacterial meningitis.
Dr. Bryan Levey
Dr. Bryan Levey
Thank
Read more answers from doctors