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How does bacterial meningitis disease spread?
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Dr. William Goldie
Pediatrics - Neurology
In brief: Respiratory
Most cases are from infections of the respiratory tract.
In infants it can be gastro-intestinal. Some come from genital infections (syphilis or gonorrhea). Bacteria get into the blood stream and go to the meninges. Sinus or teeth or ear infections may spread to the brain.

In brief: Respiratory
Most cases are from infections of the respiratory tract.
In infants it can be gastro-intestinal. Some come from genital infections (syphilis or gonorrhea). Bacteria get into the blood stream and go to the meninges. Sinus or teeth or ear infections may spread to the brain.
Dr. William Goldie
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Dr. Kevin Daus
Obstetrics & Gynecology
In brief: Close contact
It is spread by close contact.

In brief: Close contact
It is spread by close contact.
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