NYC: Health warning – meningitis alert

Via press release: The NYC Health Department is currently investigating a cluster of invasive meningococcal disease, commonly known as meningitis, among gay men and men who have sex with men.

Invasive meningococcal disease is a severe bacterial infection that has a high fatality rate.

Within the past four weeks, there have been four cases; one died and one person is in critical care. The cases are spread across several boroughs and among men ages 31 to 42 years old.

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