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Is is true that viral meningitis is contagious?

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In brief: Yes

Viral meningtitis could be transmitted in a fashion similar to the common cold.
The duration of possible transmission varies but averages 7-10 days. It is important to seek medical attention right away if you think you might have viral meningitis.

In brief: Yes

Viral meningtitis could be transmitted in a fashion similar to the common cold.
The duration of possible transmission varies but averages 7-10 days. It is important to seek medical attention right away if you think you might have viral meningitis.
Dr. Christopher Phillips
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Dr. Gutti Rao
Internal Medicine - Hospital-based practice

In brief: Can be

Any meningitis can be contagious.

In brief: Can be

Any meningitis can be contagious.
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Chemical, autoimmune, tubercular, spirochetal, Rickettsial and fungal meningitides are not contagious.
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