Hi, My cat was just diagnosed with meningitis and I was reassured that it was not transmissible to humans.
While nonbacterial types of meningitis are more common, bacterial meningitis is the more potentially life-threatening.
viral is more common then bacterial form
Viral infection is the most common cause of meningitis though it can also be caused by bacterial and fungal infection.
* Viral Meningitis - the most common form of meningitis, caused by a viral infection. It occurs mostly in the summer.* Bacterial Meningitis - the less common form of the disease; always associated with serious and severe illness.
Symptoms of viral meningitis can often resemble the common cold or the flu. Headache, fever, stiffness, etc. Symptoms can start suddenly or can come on gradually.
Meningitis can be caused by several different things. These causes include bacterial, viral, fungal, parasitic, and non-infections. The most common way to contract meningitis is from another person who already has it.
Adults are most commonly infected by either S. pneumoniae or N. meningitidis, with pneumococcal meningitis the more common.
Meningitis symptoms can often be confused with the common flu but tend to develop more rapidly and severely. High fever, confusion, fatigue, loss of appetite and thirst, skin rash, seizures, headache and stiffness in the neck are common symptoms of meningitis. See a doctor if you experience these symptoms suddenly.
Headaches are a very common symptom of spinal meningitis. also relative to spinal meningitis is severe spinal pain, oddly colored discharge, and problems being able to sit or stand too long.
Common symptoms of meningitis include the following: vomiting, severe headaches, fever, stiff and painful neck, seizures, confusion, skin rash, dizzy spells, muscle weakness, eye sensitivity.
The most common infectious causes of meningitis vary according to an individual's age, habits, living environment, and health status.
They are somewhat common, but not as common as solid-colored cats.
Viral meningitis can easily be mistaken for the common flu. The most common symptoms are a sore throat, coughing, fever, hacking and having a running nose. With a viral meningitis, you get sudden fever, headache and stiff neck. Other symptoms you can have are : nausea, vomiting, photophobia and altered mental status.
The most common color cats are the brown tabby cats.
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Cases of meningitis in dogs are usually caused by bacteria, viruses, fungi, protozoa or rickettsia. Other causes, such as chemical agents, are not as common, according to the Merck Veterinary Manual. So, i do think dogs can contract meningitis from other dogs. Read more: Cases of Meningitis in Dogs | eHow.com ehow.com/facts_5589184_cases-meningitis-dogs.html#ixzz1Vun9a0Cd
It depends on the causative organism and the time of starting treatment. With early treatment complete recovery can be expected.Complications are more common with Hemophilus Influenza meningitis.
The symptoms of meningitis can include many things such as a sore or stiff neck. Another common symptom is a high fever which can be followed with being cold and shivering.
female usually but mles get it too
Streptococci and E.coli