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Is meningitis a communicable disease?

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Dr. William Goldie
Pediatrics - Neurology

In brief: Yes

Outbreaks of serious disease are well known.
College dorms and military barracks are famous for outbreaks. Newborn nurseries have had outbreaks. In bad cases all family and school contacts should receive prophylactic treatment. In some settings the cdc has to get involved and develops strict isolation requirements.

In brief: Yes

Outbreaks of serious disease are well known.
College dorms and military barracks are famous for outbreaks. Newborn nurseries have had outbreaks. In bad cases all family and school contacts should receive prophylactic treatment. In some settings the cdc has to get involved and develops strict isolation requirements.
Dr. William Goldie
Dr. William Goldie
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Dr. Gregory Hines
Family Medicine

In brief: Yes

Bacterial and viral meningitis are contagious.

In brief: Yes

Bacterial and viral meningitis are contagious.
Dr. Gregory Hines
Dr. Gregory Hines
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