What factors influence the infection rates of aseptic meningitis?

Updated: Jul 16, 2019
  • Author: Rodrigo Hasbun, MD, MPH; Chief Editor: Michael Stuart Bronze, MD  more...
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Viruses are the major cause of aseptic meningitis. The enteroviruses are distributed worldwide, and the infection rates vary according to the season of the year and a population’s age and socioeconomic status. Most enteroviral infections occur in individuals who are younger than 15 years, with the highest attack rates in children who are younger than 1 year.


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