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October 30, 2012

Health Advisory: New York City Meningitis Cases Among Men Who Have Sex With Men (MSM)

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The Boston Public Health Commission (BPHC) has issued a health alert in response to a recent outbreak of meningococcal meningitis among men who have sex with men (MSM) in the New York City area. In short, there have been nine cases of this potentially deadly disease among gay or bisexual men in 2012 in New York City, including cases this past month. Meningococcal meningitis is spread by close contact—this includes kissing and other sexual activity, but also sharing utensils or drinking glasses or cigarettes. There have been no cases of meningococcal meningitis among MSM in the Boston area. BPHC’s current 
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