How long can viral meningitis go undetected for, without collapsing or dying?

Many self heal. Viral meningitis is rarely deadly. Minor degrees occur sometimes with simple infections like mumps or mono. Most of the enterovirus meningitis will self heal after the persons immune system kicks in. If you have a specific agent in mind you are welcome to ask.

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How long do symptoms of viral meningitis last, and when are you no longer contagious?

Varies. Most often you are contagious as long as you have fever. So fever free more than 24 hours is a good determination that you are no longer contagious. Read more...

How long does the viral meningitis virus stay in your body? If I feel completely fine after 12 days, does it mean I am cured?

Yes, most likely. Viral meningitis usually lasts from 7-10 days. If she is without symptoms and able to resume her activities without pain or disability, i would say she is cured. Read more...
Cured. Viral meningitis can last from just a couple days to a couple weeks. No drugs can cure it, your body has to get rid of it. Once you no longer have fever or feel any symptoms, your body has done its job and gotten rid of the virus. Read more...

How long does markedly stiff neck associated with viral meningitis last?

Usually until the . Infection has essentially run its course over one to two weeks and the degree of symptoms is very variable. Read more...

When someone is symptom free from viral meningitis, are they no longer contagious? My friend just has a runny nose, otherwise he is fine, no fever.

Aseptic meningitis. Usually the patient with viral meningitis becomes contagious for 3-5 days before the onset of symptoms to 7-10 days after the symptoms show up. Runny nose could be sign of allergies. The best way to confirm would be sending nasal swab for viral cultures. Read more...