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US CDC Warns of Large Meningitis Outbreak Among Gay and Bisexual Men in Florida

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) of the United States has been urging the bisexual and gay men for getting the meningococcal vaccine after recording an outbreak in the region of Florida, which has led to an increase in the cases.

The multiple cases of the meningitis have been recorded across the state of Florida in the past few months, and some of the patients are involving the college students and the people living with the HIV.

According to data from the US CDC, anyone, who has been exposed or has developed the symptoms of the disease should have to be evaluated by the healthcare  provider immediately, and this has been a rare but potentially a dangerous and devastating infection.

According to the US CDC, for every one hundred people who have been infected by the meningococcal disease, around 10 to 15 people will die and one in every five people can possibly suffer from the long-term disabilities like brain damage, deafness and loss of limbs.

The Department of Health of Florida said that, the number of cases in the year 2022 has cross the average of five years and it has been investigating the three confirmed cases in the people of the region of Tallahassee.

The disease is caused by the bacteria called as Neisseria meningitidis, which has been less contagious than the germs that are responsible for causing the flu or clod. The Meningococcal can possibly be contracted after long time period of close contacts and physical contacts also.