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Is bacterial meningitis the result of the flu gone awry? Why does it start with flu-like symptoms?

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Dr. Jon Aoki
ENT - Head & Neck Surgery

In brief: No

The flu is caused by a virus.
Bacterial meningitis refers to one of several bacteria that have found their way into the brain to cause infection.

In brief: No

The flu is caused by a virus.
Bacterial meningitis refers to one of several bacteria that have found their way into the brain to cause infection.
Dr. Jon Aoki
Dr. Jon Aoki
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Dr. Oscar Novick
Pediatrics

In brief: No cause and effect

No, flu is caused by a virus, the only way one can get bacterial meningitis is being secondarily infected or the flu has knocked out ones resistance.

In brief: No cause and effect

No, flu is caused by a virus, the only way one can get bacterial meningitis is being secondarily infected or the flu has knocked out ones resistance.
Dr. Oscar Novick
Dr. Oscar Novick
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Dr. Gregg Friedman
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Dr. HARRY OPSIMOS
Pediatrics - Pulmonology

In brief: No

The flu is caused by viruses and bacterial meningitis is cause by bacteria - different types of organisms.
It is possible for your body to be weakened during a viral illness and that can make you more susceptible to a bacterial infection.

In brief: No

The flu is caused by viruses and bacterial meningitis is cause by bacteria - different types of organisms.
It is possible for your body to be weakened during a viral illness and that can make you more susceptible to a bacterial infection.
Dr. HARRY OPSIMOS
Dr. HARRY OPSIMOS
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Dr. Gregg Friedman
Gregg L. Friedman MD Psychiatrist agrees
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