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    meningitis

    my frau is a principal for a christian academy in the rio grande valley.
    one of her teachers was diagnosed with meningitis on thursday. i do not know whether
    it is viral or bacterial meningitis. has anyone ever had meningitis in your family?if so what precautions should be taken in handling the spread of infection to the rest of the people in her school.thanks for any ideas..


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    What's a 'frau'?



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    Re: meningitis

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    What's a 'frau'?
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    Re: meningitis

    Had the bacterial version about 15 yrs ago. Not fun. The hospital took care of contacting my co-workers, family etc, and told them what they needed to do. I can't recall the name of the drug though.


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    Re: meningitis

    Wash your hands.

    Watch for neck stiffness and an aversion for bright lights.



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    Re: meningitis

    I had Meningitis when I lived in New Mexico. It sucks. Really, really sucks. Mine was Viral and they tried to type match it to known strains and were unsuccessful. Imagine one of the worst migraines you've ever had -> 24/7 for 3 months. Seriously.

    I was in the hospital for 5 days and almost caused a Riot because I threw a fit and threatened to beat people up if they didn't release me. Yes, I was treated that badly. My immune system got so knocked out, that I had flare up of Shingles and it infected one of my eyes and they refused to treat it. Seriously bad ****. I still have impaired vision in my right eye and it happened in 2004. If I didn't hate lawyers so ******* bad I would have sued them.

    Viral and Bacterial Meningitis are very different. Bacterial can be deadly and is highly contagious. Viral is rarely deadly and not contagious. If I understand that correctly anyway. One of the reasons I was so ****** was 3 days after I was admitted, after they identified it as viral, and did an unsuccessful type match they transferred me to a different hospital ... who then put me in an isolation ward !!!

    I was glad to be transferred though, I was in such pain they put me on a pain-killer cocktail and was so drugged that I didn't realize that my IV had come loose and blood was spewing out all over me. The nurses refused to come when I punched the ******* button, so I got up and walked into the hallway and started screaming !!!

    Oh, the way they identify what type it is, is to do a Spinal Tap ... which is inserting a needle into your Spinal Cord and withdrawing fluid. You would scream but your head hurts so ******* bad, by that time you don't care and just wish somebody would blow your brains out. They then analyze the fluid and send it out for "matching". In my case "no match" so I was ****ed and had to let it "run its course".

    This ranks right up there with the worst time of my life; and no you don't want to know the worst.



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    Quote Originally Posted by Rickybaby View Post
    I had Meningitis when I lived in New Mexico. It sucks. Really, really sucks. Mine was Viral and they tried to type match it to known strains and were unsuccessful. Imagine one of the worst migraines you've ever had -> 24/7 for 3 months. Seriously.

    I was in the hospital for 5 days and almost caused a Riot because I threw a fit and threatened to beat people up if they didn't release me. Yes, I was treated that badly. My immune system got so knocked out, that I had flare up of Shingles and it infected one of my eyes and they refused to treat it. Seriously bad ****. I still have impaired vision in my right eye and it happened in 2004. If I didn't hate lawyers so ******* bad I would have sued them.

    Viral and Bacterial Meningitis are very different. Bacterial can be deadly and is highly contagious. Viral is rarely deadly and not contagious. If I understand that correctly anyway. One of the reasons I was so ****** was 3 days after I was admitted, after they identified it as viral, and did an unsuccessful type match they transferred me to a different hospital ... who then put me in an isolation ward !!!

    I was glad to be transferred though, I was in such pain they put me on a pain-killer cocktail and was so drugged that I didn't realize that my IV had come loose and blood was spewing out all over me. The nurses refused to come when I punched the ******* button, so I got up and walked into the hallway and started screaming !!!

    Oh, the way they identify what type it is, is to do a Spinal Tap ... which is inserting a needle into your Spinal Cord and withdrawing fluid. You would scream but your head hurts so ******* bad, by that time you don't care and just wish somebody would blow your brains out. They then analyze the fluid and send it out for "matching". In my case "no match" so I was ****ed and had to let it "run its course".

    This ranks right up there with the worst time of my life; and no you don't want to know the worst.
    This sounds like a horror movie...
    And now I must say, I am interested in what the worst was.


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    Re: meningitis

    Quote Originally Posted by cyclonedave25 View Post
    This sounds like a horror movie...
    And now I must say, I am interested in what the worst was.
    with the very warm weather and the rains that we have had in south texas,can the virus or bacteria that infect humans be transmitted by mosquitos.???


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    Re: meningitis

    Don't know why, but this thread made me think of this:




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    Re: meningitis

    Quote Originally Posted by woodie View Post
    with the very warm weather and the rains that we have had in south texas,can the virus or bacteria that infect humans be transmitted by mosquitos.???
    Talk to a doctor.




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    Quote Originally Posted by woodie View Post
    with the very warm weather and the rains that we have had in south texas,can the virus or bacteria that infect humans be transmitted by mosquitos.???
    I'm about 99% sure that Meningitis cannot be spread via mosquitoes.


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    Re: meningitis

    Quote Originally Posted by Rickybaby View Post
    I had Meningitis when I lived in New Mexico. It sucks. Really, really sucks. Mine was Viral and they tried to type match it to known strains and were unsuccessful. Imagine one of the worst migraines you've ever had -> 24/7 for 3 months. Seriously.

    I was in the hospital for 5 days and almost caused a Riot because I threw a fit and threatened to beat people up if they didn't release me. Yes, I was treated that badly. My immune system got so knocked out, that I had flare up of Shingles and it infected one of my eyes and they refused to treat it. Seriously bad ****. I still have impaired vision in my right eye and it happened in 2004. If I didn't hate lawyers so ******* bad I would have sued them.

    Viral and Bacterial Meningitis are very different. Bacterial can be deadly and is highly contagious. Viral is rarely deadly and not contagious. If I understand that correctly anyway. One of the reasons I was so ****** was 3 days after I was admitted, after they identified it as viral, and did an unsuccessful type match they transferred me to a different hospital ... who then put me in an isolation ward !!!

    I was glad to be transferred though, I was in such pain they put me on a pain-killer cocktail and was so drugged that I didn't realize that my IV had come loose and blood was spewing out all over me. The nurses refused to come when I punched the ******* button, so I got up and walked into the hallway and started screaming !!!

    Oh, the way they identify what type it is, is to do a Spinal Tap ... which is inserting a needle into your Spinal Cord and withdrawing fluid. You would scream but your head hurts so ******* bad, by that time you don't care and just wish somebody would blow your brains out. They then analyze the fluid and send it out for "matching". In my case "no match" so I was ****ed and had to let it "run its course".

    This ranks right up there with the worst time of my life; and no you don't want to know the worst.



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    Re: meningitis

    why is this posted in Pro Sports?



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    messi ,because the mods have not put it in the right category..


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