How is viral infection transmitted in viral meningitis?

Updated: Jul 17, 2018
  • Author: Cordia Wan, MD; Chief Editor: Niranjan N Singh, MBBS, MD, DM, FAHS, FAANEM  more...
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Examples of modes of transmission in viral meningitis include the following (see Background):

  • Enteroviruses - Usually through the oral-fecal route, but also sometimes through the respiratory route

  • Arboviruses - Via blood-sucking arthropods, usually mosquitoes

  • Lymphocytic choriomeningitis virus - Through contact with rodents (eg, hamster, rats, mice) or their excreta

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