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Human illness and possible transmission to dog.

October 16th, 2007, 09:42 PM
Hello. My mother in law lives with us and just got diagonised with meningitis. Is there any way this transmitted to my dog and if so, what is the course of action for treating it?

October 16th, 2007, 10:39 PM
There are many types of meningitis but they are essentially divided into two camps, bacterial and non-bacterial and dogs can get many forms meningitis including one induced by steroids. I can't say I know the answer to your question for certain but I would say no, nothing I've ever read has mentioned it being passed from human to companion animal. Your Vet would be the best person to ask but make certain you first know what form of meningitis has infected your MIL.