Pride Month Spread Not Just Monkeypox But Also Meningitis
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From CBS News:

CDC: 7 deaths in Florida amid “one of the worst outbreaks of meningococcal disease among gay and bisexual men in U.S. history”

JUNE 23, 2022 / 6:05 AM / CBS/AP

The CDC said in a statement that there have been at least 24 cases and seven deaths among gay and bisexual men caused by the bacteria in Florida recently. The CDC also recommended that gay and bisexual men traveling to Florida should ask their health care provider about getting the vaccine.

“Because of the outbreak in Florida, and the number of Pride events being held across the state in coming weeks, it’s important that gay and bisexual men who live in Florida get vaccinated, and those traveling to Florida talk to their healthcare provider about getting a MenACWY vaccine,” said José Romero, director of the National Center for Immunization and Respiratory Diseases.

iSteve commenter Altai writes:

The new normal among gay men is to totally eschew condoms with strangers now that PrEP and PEP medications are widely available to prevent HIV infection, and now without fear of HIV we are seeing this culture, in an age of Grindr and much cheaper easier international travel and involving generations that were never thinned out or traumatized by mass deaths from HIV.

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