Tag Archives: meningitis

LOS ANGELES: Vaccinations Urged For Gay Men After Three Meningitis Deaths

The Los Angeles County Department of Public Health today urged that gay and bisexual men be vaccinated for meningitis. Eight cases of meningitis have been reported in the Los Angeles area since the start of the year and there have been three deaths. All men who have sex with men, whether or not they identify as gay or bisexual and ...

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NEW YORK: Meningitis Outbreak Subsides

The aggressive meningitis vaccination campaigns by the state and New York City appear to be working. The outbreak cast a pall over gay night life in the city, and raised fears among gay men traveling to and from New York that they might catch the casually transmissible and highly lethal disease. Twenty-two men have been infected and about a third ...

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NY OK’s Pharmacy Meningitis Shots

Via press release: Last night, New York State Governor Andrew M. Cuomo signed into law State Senator Brad Hoylman’s (D -Manhattan) and State Assembly Member Daniel O’Donnell’s (D-Manhattan) legislation to expand access to meningitis vaccines in the midst of an alarming and deadly outbreak of the disease among men who have sex with men (MSM). According to the New York ...

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New York City Issues Meningitis Warning To Gay Pride Weekend Visitors

New York City is advising those planning to visit for gay pride to ask their doctors about a meningitis vaccination. Seven gay men have died since the outbreak began. “It would be reasonable for people traveling to New York City and participating in the events to talk to their doctors about whether or not they might benefit from vaccinations,” Dr. ...

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Scott Lively: God Sent Meningitis

Posted to Lively’s Defend The Family site. Source.

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World Net Daily On Meningitis Outbreak

Here’s how World Net Daily is characterizing the meningitis outbreak. “Gay” sex is becoming even more dangerous. Health officials are warning sexually active “gay” men about an outbreak of potentially deadly bacterial meningitis in Los Angeles and New York. The disease has infected 22 people in New York and caused seven deaths since 2010. Health officials in Los Angeles are ...

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Free Meningitis Vaccinations In LA

The AIDS Healthcare Foundation has announced that they will offer free meningitis vaccinations to gay men in the Los Angeles area. Via press release: In response to cases of bacterial meningitis among men-who-have-sex-with-men (MSM) that has affected men in Los Angeles and New York, AIDS Healthcare Foundation will offer free meningitis vaccines starting Monday, April 15th at its AHF Pharmacy ...

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WeHo Gay Man Brain Dead Of Meningitis

West Hollywood resident Brett Shaad was declared brain dead yesterday afternoon after suffering a fast-moving bacterial meningitis infection, prompting fears that the outbreak currently hitting New York City’s gay men has spread to the west coast. Karen Ocamb reports at Frontiers: The 33 year old West Hollywood resident was a lawyer, a real estate broker and very popular among his ...

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NEW YORK: Meningitis Warning Expands, Vaccinations Suggested For All Gay Men

Last week the New York state Department of Health expanded earlier warnings about the ongoing meningitis outbreak. The DOH now recommends that all sexually active gay men in the state be vaccinated. Vaccinations were previously only suggested for HIV+ men in some parts of Brooklyn. Meningococcal disease is a severe bacterial infection of the bloodstream. Common symptoms include high fever, ...

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NEW YORK CITY: Meningitis Vaccinations Suggested For All Gay & Bisexual Men

New York City’s continuing meningitis outbreak, which has now seen seven fatalities, has prompted the Department of Health to suggest vaccinations for all gay and bisexual men who hook up via social media or at bars, etc. Previously vaccinations had been suggested primarily for HIV+ men in some areas of Brooklyn.  Via press release: The Health Department issued new recommendations ...

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From The NYC Department Of Health

After several new cases of meningitis among gay men, the NYC Department of Health has issued the above notice and this message: The Health Department continues to recommend vaccinations for any New York City man who is HIV-positive and has had intimate contact with another man that he met through a website, digital application, or at a bar or party ...

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NYC Steps Up Meningitis Warning

Yesterday the New York City Department of Health issued a stronger warning about the ongoing rash of meningitis cases among gay men. Their latest recommendation includes a directive that all at-risk gay men in much of Brooklyn, not just the HIV+, should be vaccinated. Via press release: Meningococcal vaccine should be offered to HIV-infected men who are New York City ...

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