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How is Meningitis Transmitted?

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if u know a person has had meningitis, has one reacurring epsodie, but hasn't had one for many yrs now, would you say its likly to be transmitted to another person

okay what I saying is , I met this guy , he told me he had menigitis when he was young and it was serious , it reacurred again....

But hasnt had any problems for a long time....

If I kiss him or have sex with him? Am I at risk? Someone told me if he is a carrier I could be is that true?

it was bacteria spinal , and he was 3or 4 yrs old, and it put him in comma for 3 mos,.... If that helps ??????????? Really need to know...

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replied December 7th, 2006
Meningitis Answer A1889
Meningitis is an acute inflammation of the covering of the brain. Meningitis can be caused by infection (viruses, bacteria, and fungi), toxins, and allergy. Methods of transmission of infective meningitis depend upon the infective agent. Generally speaking, meningitis can be transmitted through contaminated air, contaminated hands, food/water, and through insects. Meningitis is not an easily transmittable disease and its development depends not only upon the infective agent but also upon the level of immunity in the body. Meningitis is often a complication of a severe infection of the ear, sinuses, throat, lungs or head injuries, etc. Young children suffer from meningitis the most often. Bacterial meningitis is a very serious condition that can end with death or can have heavy neurological consequences.

It seems that you can’t get meningitis by having sex with someone who had meningitis in the past!

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