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How contagious is bacterial meningitis?

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Because bacterial meningitis can spread easily to others, you'll probably stay in an isolated room for at least 48 hours. If you have a type of bacterial meningitis called meningococcal meningitis, people close to you could get infected. They may need to take an antibiotic to prevent them from getting the disease.

From: Diagnosis and Treatment of Meningitis WebMD Medical Reference

SOURCES:

Shmaefsky, B.   Chelsea House Publications, 2004. Meningitis (Deadly Diseases and Epidemics),

Journal of Emergency MedicineStreptococcus pneumoniae : “Marked elevation of cerebrospinal fluid white blood cell count: An unusual case of  meningitis, differential diagnosis, and a brief review of current epidemiology and treatment recommendations.”

Drugs : “Bacterial meningitis in children: Critical review of current concepts.”

Southern Medical Journal : “Clinical Description and Follow-up Investigation of Human West Nile Virus Cases.”

Reviewed by Dan Brennan on February 02, 2019

SOURCES:

Shmaefsky, B.   Chelsea House Publications, 2004. Meningitis (Deadly Diseases and Epidemics),

Journal of Emergency MedicineStreptococcus pneumoniae : “Marked elevation of cerebrospinal fluid white blood cell count: An unusual case of  meningitis, differential diagnosis, and a brief review of current epidemiology and treatment recommendations.”

Drugs : “Bacterial meningitis in children: Critical review of current concepts.”

Southern Medical Journal : “Clinical Description and Follow-up Investigation of Human West Nile Virus Cases.”

Reviewed by Dan Brennan on February 02, 2019

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