Meningitis is the inflammation of the meninges, or membranes around the brain and spinal cord and is caused by a bacterial or viral infection. The condition is a transferable disease spread through contact with saliva, sputum, or nasal mucus of someone who is infected. Kissing and sharing items with someone who has meningitis is a particular was of becoming infected, and there are some simple prevention tips to keep it from spreading.
Wash Your Hands
Like most viral infections, such as the common cold, one of the best things to do is always make it a practice of washing hands to prevent germs. The most critical times are before eating, after going to the bathroom, after using public facilities or things like shopping carts, and after petting animals. A rule of thumb is to lather well with soap and scrub hands for at least twenty seconds before rinsing.