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Ask the Doctors - How contagious is bacterial meningitis?

August 27, 2018

Ask the Doctors – How contagious is bacterial meningitis?

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Dear Doctor: One of the schools in my area has been the focus of news reports about a bacterial meningitis case. How contagious is this disease? Bacterial meningitis cases in school-age children, adolescents and college students are predominately caused by two different organisms: Streptococcus pneumoniae and Neisseria meningitides.  Streptococcous causes nearly 50 percent of meningitis […]

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