Ask an expert
Question

31 Mar 2003

Is meningitus contagious?
Have been caring for a friend who has now been diagnosed with meningitus (sorry not sure
on spelling) Is it contagious? he is also refusing to be hospitalised, is it dangerous?
Answer 470 views
Expert
CyberDoc
CyberDoc

01 Jan 0001

Bywater, viral and bacterial meningitis are both contagious, but it’s usually bacterial meningitis that is very dangerous. Usually the head aches become so severe that the people will beg you to take them to the hospital, so don’t worry, if it gets worse he wil ask you to take him to the hospital. Good luck.
The information provided does not constitute a diagnosis of your condition. You should consult a medical practitioner or other appropriate health care professional for a physical examination, diagnosis and formal advice. Health24 and the expert accept no responsibility or liability for any damage or personal harm you may suffer resulting from making use of this content.
Voting Booth
Have you entered our Health of the Nation survey?
Please select an option Oops! Something went wrong, please try again later.
Results
Yes
34% - 9269 votes
No
66% - 17914 votes
Vote