Meningitis - Prevention
If you come in close contact with someone who has
bacterial meningitis, taking antibiotics may keep you from getting the illness.
For example, a person who has come in contact with the saliva or mucus of
someone with meningitis caused by Neisseria meningitidis
bacteria may be given antibiotics to prevent infection.
If you have only casual contact with someone who has meningitis-for
example, at school or at work-you do not need to take antibiotics.