Invasive meningococcal disease among men who have sex with men

“The occurrence of clusters of invasive meningococcal disease among MSM [men who have sex with men] in European metropolitan centres caused by a strain that has been associated with a similar outbreak with a high case-fatality rate in New York City indicates an increased risk of IMD among MSM in such settings in Europe.
This assessment is related to clusters of cases of invasive meningococcal disease (IMD) caused by Neisseria meningitidis – serogroup C affecting men who have sex with men (MSM).
The organism can cause invasive meningococcal disease (IMD), which presents as septicaemia, meningitis, or both. Most cases in Europe are caused by N. meningitidis serogroups B and C. Overall, IMD has a case-fatality rate of around 10%; however, case fatality rates are sometimes higher in outbreaks and among cases due to -serogroup C- [MSM]”

European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control, Stockholm, 2013

About gayterribletruth

Gay - The Terrible Truth
This entry was posted in Medical, Public Safety. Bookmark the permalink.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )


Connecting to %s