Meningitis Causes

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  • Meningitis is most commonly caused by bacterial and viral infection
  • Viral Meningitis is caused by
  • Enterovirus class viruses
  • Coxsackie viruses
  • Echo viruses
  • Other type of viruses which can cause meningitis include
  • West Nile virus
  • Influenza, HIV
  • Herpes virus, etc
  • Most viral meningitis resolves without specific treatment.
  • Bacterial meningitis is caused by bacterial infection. This is contagious and deadly. Most common types of bacterial species that cause bacterial meningitis are
  • Streptococcus pneumonia – causes pneumococcal meningitis
  • Neisseria mengitidis – causes meningococcal meningitis
  • Listeria monocytogens
  • Haemophilus Influenza
  • Bacterial and viral meningitis can spread through coughing, sneezing and sharing utensils, etc. Spread can be prevented by covering mouth while coughing and sneezing. Avoiding contact with sick people- particularly if you have an immune problem (for example due to medications or chemotherapy is strongly recommended).
  • The risk factors include:
  • Age - Children below 5 years are more prone to develop viral meningitis. Bacterial meningitis is common in below 20 years of age.
  • Pregnancy
  • Weakened immune system
  • Skipping vaccinations

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