Health officials in San Francisco have issued an advisory to gay men planning to visit Big Apple: Get vaccinated for meningitis.
The advice comes after a recent bacterial-meningitis outbreak that took the lives of four New York men. A dozen cases of the illness have been diagnosed in the Metro area this year, with three new cases just in the past six weeks.
On November 29, NYC health officials effectively recommended that all men who have recently had sex with other men should receive the meningitis vaccine.
San Francisco’s warning extends the advice to gay men who will visit New York.
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