9 doctors weighed in:

Are meningococcal infections spread from person to person?

9 doctors weighed in
Dr. James Goodrich
Neurosurgery
4 doctors agree

In brief: Infection

Meningococcal infections are typical highly contagious and can spread from person to person, particularly in the young and school age kids.

In brief: Infection

Meningococcal infections are typical highly contagious and can spread from person to person, particularly in the young and school age kids.
Dr. James Goodrich
Dr. James Goodrich
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Dr. Craig MacArthur
Also easily spread in adolescents and young adults (military basic training, college dormitories). Vaccination is warranted in these individuals
Dr. Michio Abe
Internal Medicine
3 doctors agree

In brief: Yes

They spread by direct close contact with nose or throat discharges of an infected person.
Those at increased risk include infants, children, college students living in dorms, household contacts of an infected person, immunocompromised people, and people traveling to the endemic parts of the world.

In brief: Yes

They spread by direct close contact with nose or throat discharges of an infected person.
Those at increased risk include infants, children, college students living in dorms, household contacts of an infected person, immunocompromised people, and people traveling to the endemic parts of the world.
Dr. Michio Abe
Dr. Michio Abe
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