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How is bacterial meningitis transmitted?

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Dr. Idan Sharon
Neurology
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In brief: Bacterial meningitis

Bacterial meningitis is usually severe.
While most people with meningitis recover, it can cause serious complications, such as brain damage, hearing loss, or learning disabilities. There are several pathogens (types of germs) that can cause bacterial meningitis. Some of the leading causes of bacterial meningitis in the United States include haemophilus influenzae (most often caused by type b, hib).

In brief: Bacterial meningitis

Bacterial meningitis is usually severe.
While most people with meningitis recover, it can cause serious complications, such as brain damage, hearing loss, or learning disabilities. There are several pathogens (types of germs) that can cause bacterial meningitis. Some of the leading causes of bacterial meningitis in the United States include haemophilus influenzae (most often caused by type b, hib).
Dr. Idan Sharon
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Dr. Ian Stein
Neurology
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Mutiple

Depends on the type.
Nisseria which is seen in college students is usually the respiratory spread.

In brief: Mutiple

Depends on the type.
Nisseria which is seen in college students is usually the respiratory spread.
Dr. Ian Stein
Dr. Ian Stein
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