Flu vs meningitis

C. Greiner cgreiner at blue.weeg.uiowa.edu
Sat Aug 12 11:01:25 EST 1995



On 7 Aug 1995 SOMERS at PICARD.EVMS.EDU wrote:

> 
> In response to the query from Sunil Khemaney re flu and meningitis, I
cant > comment on clinical symptoms (ie, the type of headache) that
distinguishes > meningitis from influenza;  however, the influenza vaccine
is consists of > inactivated virus.  You cannot "catch" influenza from a
vaccinee. > > Ken Somers

Unless the vacinee has contracted a strain not covered by the vaccine or 
the vaccination was unsuccessful. A few people "catch the flu" even after 
vaccination.



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