CDC investigates ‘major, ongoing’ outbreak of meningococcal disease in Florida

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is investigating “one of the worst outbreaks of meningococcal disease among gay and bisexual men in U.S. history” after at least 24 cases and six deaths were reported in Florida. In a Wednesday press release, the CDC described a serogroup C meningococcal outbreak that mainly spreads among … Read more

CDC investigates ‘major, ongoing’ outbreak of meningococcal disease in Florida

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is investigating “one of the worst outbreaks of meningococcal disease among gay and bisexual men in U.S. history” after at least 24 cases and six deaths were reported in Florida. In a Wednesday press release, the CDC described a serogroup C meningococcal outbreak that mainly spreads among … Read more

CDC: 7 dead in Florida amid “one of the worst outbreaks of meningococcal disease among gay and bisexual men in US history”

Health officials on Wednesday recommended that men in Florida who have sex with other men receive a meningococcal vaccine after what the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention called “one of the worst outbreaks of meningococcal disease among gay and bisexual men in U.S. history.” The CDC said in a statement that at least 24 … Read more

We finally know how deadly fungal meningitis spreads in the brain, and it’s cruel

Disease-causing pathogens are notoriously dangerous enemies that have developed many tricks to thwart the body’s immune system. Among the most terrifying are the ones that can sneak into the nervous system and even infect the brain. Now, a new study from researchers in the UK, Australia and Singapore has captured a time-lapse of destruction in … Read more

We finally know how deadly fungal meningitis spreads in the brain, and it’s cruel

Disease-causing pathogens are notoriously dangerous enemies that have developed many tricks to thwart the body’s immune system. Among the most terrifying are the ones that can sneak into the nervous system and even infect the brain. Now, a new study from researchers in the UK, Australia and Singapore has captured a time-lapse of destruction in … Read more

Florida urges vaccine amid meningococcal disease outbreak

A photomicrograph of the bacteria “Neisseria meningitidis” recovered from the urethra of an asymptomatic male and magnified. The bacteria causes meningococcal disease, a serious disease that is spiking in Florida, state health officials say. So far this year Florida has confirmed 21 cases of meningococcal disease, far outpacing annual averages, said state health officials, who … Read more