Sunday, March 24, 2013
Hey, NYC fam... Be careful.
A deadly meningitis outbreak among gay men in New York City just got more serious, officials said today. Two men died of meningitis during the first two months of the year, raising the total number of cases to 22, with 3 of the last 5 cases resulting in death. The city's Department of Health upgraded its response to recommend vaccinations for all gay men throughout the city, regardless of HIV status and geographical location.This started in September and it seems to be getting worse. The city suggest that guys get the recommended vaccines if they engaged in any sex party after Sept. 1.
Also it has been noted that sexually active guys from the Brooklyn neighborhoods of Bedford-Stuyvesant, Brownsville, Bushwick, Clinton Hill, Crown Heights, Downtown Brooklyn, Dumbo, East New York, Prospect Heights and Williamsburg should get tested.