As if COVID-19 and Monkeypox were not enough, now Florida is having to deal with an outbreak of meningitis. Curiously enough, the outbreak appears to be clustered among gay and bisexual males.
Twenty-four cases of meningitis (meningococcal disease) and seven deaths among gay and bisexual men are under investigation by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the Florida Department of Public Health. Officials said it was among the worst outbreaks ever among this group.
As per usual, the CDC is advising folk to get vaccinated against meningococcal disease.
Is this, like the hepatitis cases among children, a potential unforeseen consequence of the Pandemic Panic?
Or are we just that sensitized to outbreaks of rare diseases in the post-COVID era?
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