“[Men who have sex with men] planning travel to NYC who anticipate having close or intimate contact with MSM in New York City, and MSM who have recently traveled to New York City and had close or intimate contact with MSM there, should be aware of the New York City meningococcal disease outbreak and ought to discuss vaccination with their doctor,” Health Officer Tomás Aragon in San Francisco stated in a recent health advisory.
A dozen cases have been reported in New York among gay men this year and has taken four lives. Three new cases have diagnosed in the past six weeks.
From what I gathered about the disease at WebMD, meningitis a life-threatening bacterial infection affecting brain and spinal tissue after transfer of spit or nasal mucosa that can be transferred through sex, kissing, or sharing utensils.
Chirren please ask your doctor if this vaccination is something you can get soon!