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Bacterial meningitis is a serious infection that causes permanent disabilities, brain damage or death. Many different types of bacteria can cause meningitis such as E. coli, streptococcus pneumoniae, and others. How the germs are spread depends on the type of bacteria, some can spread through contaminated food, others are spread through coughs and sneezes from an infected person.


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Carson City, Douglas and Lyon Counties
Carson City Health & Human Services (CCHHS)
(775) 887-2190

Clark County
Southern Nevada Health District (SNHD)
(702) 759-1300

Washoe County
Washoe County Health District (WCHD)
(775) 328-2447

All Other Counties
Nevada Division of Public and Behavioral Health (DPBH)
(775) 400-0333