Meningococcal outbreak hits MSM in New York

An ongoing outbreak among MSM has resulted in 22 reported cases with seven deaths since 2010. 

Five of the men who died were HIV-positive, ASHM said.

The incidence rate of invasive meningococcal disease in MSM aged 18-64 years living in New York City is 60 times higher than that of non-MSM counterparts.

“There is some evidence that oral-genital sexual practice is associated with an increased risk of Neisseria meningitides carriage in MSM,” an ASHM fact sheet

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