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How is it that meningitis can spread?

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Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics
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In brief: Contact with germs

Meningitis can be spread by mucous secretions from the oral/ nasal membranes of someone who carries the germs.
The germ source may be a healthy carrier or a sick person. The secretions are infective for a while on objects & can be acquired on your hands/fingers & passed to your face/nose. Some germs can be passed in inhaled droplets from a sneeze, or mucous of a kiss.

In brief: Contact with germs

Meningitis can be spread by mucous secretions from the oral/ nasal membranes of someone who carries the germs.
The germ source may be a healthy carrier or a sick person. The secretions are infective for a while on objects & can be acquired on your hands/fingers & passed to your face/nose. Some germs can be passed in inhaled droplets from a sneeze, or mucous of a kiss.
Dr. James Ferguson
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Dr. William Singer
Pediatrics - Neurology

In brief: Meningitis

Meningitis is spread by droplet inhalation.
Close physical contact with a person infected with meningitis places you at risk.

In brief: Meningitis

Meningitis is spread by droplet inhalation.
Close physical contact with a person infected with meningitis places you at risk.
Dr. William Singer
Dr. William Singer
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