a. Summarize the classes of pathogens that can cause meningitis, noting which are most pathogenic to the human host.
b. What tests are used to identify these causative agents?
c. Conduct additional research and summarize the causative agent and mode of transmission behind the multistate meningitis outbreak linked to steroid use that occurred in 2012. Thinking back to chapter 11, how did improper physical and chemical control methods play a major role in this outbreak?