Is bacterial meningitis contagious?
You can get bacterial meningitis by many ways, but the most common and fatal way is through air. Streptococcus pneumonia and Haemophilus influenza can spread from one person to another by coughing and sneezing, especially with enough close contact. Believe it or not, you can get bacterial meningitis through food!
Contaminated food by both Listeria monocytogenes and Escherichia coli can cause bacterial meningitis, especially in people who have many risk factors.
Kissing and living together with someone who has bacterial meningitis caused by Neisseria meningitis can cause you to get infected with bacterial meningitis, too.
Babies can even get bacterial meningitis from their mother, and pregnant mothers can infect babies with group b streptococcus by giving birth. To prevent that, doctors make appropriate tests in pregnant and will give you the appropriate antibiotics to prevent this in case you have a bacteria.