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How do you get spinal meningitis?
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Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics
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In brief: Susceptable/exposed
A variety of germs that cause meningitis can be carried by healthy folks in their nose& throat & these folks never get ill.
They can pass it on to their environment thru secretions or droplets of a sneeze. A susceptable person then acquires the germ and it invades their system, often thru the sensitive linings of the nasal passages.We're not sure why some get sick & some don't.

In brief: Susceptable/exposed
A variety of germs that cause meningitis can be carried by healthy folks in their nose& throat & these folks never get ill.
They can pass it on to their environment thru secretions or droplets of a sneeze. A susceptable person then acquires the germ and it invades their system, often thru the sensitive linings of the nasal passages.We're not sure why some get sick & some don't.
Dr. James Ferguson
Dr. James Ferguson
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Dr. William Singer
Pediatrics - Neurology
In brief: Spread of meningitid
Meningitis as in miningococcal meningitis can be acquired by droplet infection from an infected individual.
Insect bites may spread forms of meningencephalitis such as lyme disease affecting the brain, and spread to the brain from an infection elsewhere in the body, such as bacterial ear infection spreading via the blood stream from one area to another.

In brief: Spread of meningitid
Meningitis as in miningococcal meningitis can be acquired by droplet infection from an infected individual.
Insect bites may spread forms of meningencephalitis such as lyme disease affecting the brain, and spread to the brain from an infection elsewhere in the body, such as bacterial ear infection spreading via the blood stream from one area to another.
Dr. William Singer
Dr. William Singer
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