Meningitis is a mild form and can clear up on it's own and is caused by a group of viruses known as enteroviruses. These viruses can be spread through food, water, or contaminated objects.
Several strains of bacteria can cause acute Bacterial Meningitis and can be very serious and even fatal if not treated within days. The germs that can lead to meningitis are contagious, which means they can be passed from one person to another through infected saliva or mucus. There are 2 …show more content…
For those who have survived Bacterial Meningitis have been left with life altering after affects, such as severe or permanent brain damage, deafness, memory loss, seizures, speech loss and sometimes even amputation of limbs. These patients need to have support from friends and family for dealing with the after effects of meningitis. Follow-ups with your primary care provider to discuss progress and referrals to specialists. Additional tests may be needed and are very important in the recovery process.
Common bacteria or viruses that cause meningitis are spread through droplets; coughing, sneezing, kissing, or sharing eating utensils and a toothbrush. This is why Bacterial
Meningitis is most prevalent in college students since they live in close quarters. There are
2 sets of steps to prevent the spread of meningitis. One is basic hygiene and not sharing personal items, handwashing is the most effective as it gets rid of spreadable germs, maintaining your immune system by getting enough rest, exercising and eating healthy and covering your mouth and nose with tissue when coughing or sneezing. Two are by
Immunizing. Since the 1980s, there have been vaccines that help protect