How Do You Get Bacterial Meningitis?

Common bacteria or viruses that can cause meningitis can spread through coughing, sneezing, kissing, or sharing eating utensils, a toothbrush, or a cigarette.

Bacterial meningitis typically results from an infection that spreads through the blood and carries bacteria to the meninges.

Bacterial meningitis is caused by a bacterial infection of the meninges, resulting in inflammation. The infection is either community-acquired or nosocomial.