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How does bacterial meningitis spread?

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The bacteria that cause meningitis can spread when people who are infected cough or sneeze. If you or your child has been around someone who has bacterial meningitis, ask your doctor what steps you should take to avoid catching it.

SOURCES:

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

Menaker, J. Journal of Emergency Medicine, July 2005.

Yogev, R. Drugs, 2005.

Gottfried, K. Southern Medical Journal, June 2005.

Reviewed by Arefa Cassoobhoy on August 17, 2020

SOURCES:

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

Menaker, J. Journal of Emergency Medicine, July 2005.

Yogev, R. Drugs, 2005.

Gottfried, K. Southern Medical Journal, June 2005.

Reviewed by Arefa Cassoobhoy on August 17, 2020

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