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Hi my friend has got viral meningitis and she drank from my water bottle yesterday. I have just googled a few things and wondering wether I will get it. I'm supposed to be going to QLD in a couple of days to see an Auntie and wondering if I should go?

Doctor's Assistant: Have you seen a doctor about this yet? What medications are you taking?

No I haven't as I've just found out and its 7.30 at night

Doctor's Assistant: Anything else in your medical history you think the doctor should know?

No I'm relatively healthy

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Doctor: Dr. Arun Phophalia, Doctor replied 1 year ago

The risk is too tiny, even if you have drink water from the same bottle.

Viral meningitis virus does not have very high virulence thus it will not catch each and every individual coming across it. Also your body resistance play an high role. All of us go in market places, clubs, public places-malls etc where people have all type of organisms, but we do not catch them all due to the low virulence of the organisms and our high immunity.

You may go to your Auntie.

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