Meningitis strain is killing gay men in NYC, officials say

03/22/2013 | New York Times (tiered subscription model), The

A new strain of meningitis that can kill quickly has been "marching through" the gay community in New York, health officials warned this week. Victims include men who have had sex with men they've met online, through smartphone applications or at bars and parties, making it harder to track the disease. "All they know is a screen name and a physical description. It's another big challenge for us to identify how this disease is spreading," said Dr. Jay Varma, deputy commissioner for disease control at the city's health department. Seven of the 22 cases so far have resulted in deaths.

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