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  • Q&A with Australian Health Practitioners

    Can a person get meningitis twice?

    Meningitis, can a person get it twice? this is relating to both kinds, viral and bacterial; (like mumps you can only get it once;)

    also is there any residue from meningitis that may contribute to migraines
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    Dr Ryan Hislop


    Ryan Hislop is the Clinical Director at the Mudgee Chiropractic Health and Wellness Centre. As an experienced and evidence-based diagnostician, Ryan works largely by medical … View Profile

    Meningitis simply means inflammation of the meningies. The meningies is the covering of the brain and spinal cord and can be inflamed from numerous sources. This includes viruses and bacteria, but also trauma.

    Meningitis is not the same as mumps/chicken pox/measles etc which are a specific pathogen. Therefore, yes, you can get meningitis more than once as many different things can be the cause.

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