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Causes of Bacterial Meningitis
Causes of Viral Meningitis
- Enteroviruses—In the United States (especially during the summer months) most viral meningitis cases are caused by enteroviruses. This is a group of viruses that includes enteroviruses, coxsackieviruses, and echoviruses. For more information, see
- Herpesvirus, such as
- Arboviruses—These viruses, which are spread by mosquitoes and other insects, can also cause infections that can lead to viral meningitis
- Lymphocytic Choriomeningitis Virus—This virus, which is spread by rodents, is a rare cause of viral meningitis.