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What are the ways that bacterial meningitis is transmitted?
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Dr. William Singer
Pediatrics - Neurology
In brief: How you get meningit
The bacteria that cause meningitis can be transmitted by droplet infection, such as Meningococcal meningitis.
Some by direct spread from an infected area such as an ear infection. Sepsis, a generalized infection in an immune compromised patient may spread to the brain. Penetrating wounds of the head may lead to meningitis.

In brief: How you get meningit
The bacteria that cause meningitis can be transmitted by droplet infection, such as Meningococcal meningitis.
Some by direct spread from an infected area such as an ear infection. Sepsis, a generalized infection in an immune compromised patient may spread to the brain. Penetrating wounds of the head may lead to meningitis.
Dr. William Singer
Dr. William Singer
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Dr. Kevin Daus
Obstetrics & Gynecology
In brief: Close contact
Bacterial meningitis is mildly contagious, and it spreads only through close contact with the infected person.
It spreads when a healthy person comes in contact with the infected person's saliva or nose discharges. It should be remembered that bacterial meningitis does not spread through casual contact like shaking hands or breathing the same air as the infected person.

In brief: Close contact
Bacterial meningitis is mildly contagious, and it spreads only through close contact with the infected person.
It spreads when a healthy person comes in contact with the infected person's saliva or nose discharges. It should be remembered that bacterial meningitis does not spread through casual contact like shaking hands or breathing the same air as the infected person.
Dr. Kevin Daus
Dr. Kevin Daus
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