Oral Sex Killing Homosexuals With a New Outbreak of Meningitis
by Moody Adams ABC News reports a meningitis outbreak has sickened 22 New Yorkers and killed seven.
The disease is spread by “prolonged close contact with nose or throat discharges from an infected person,” the health department reports.
“Bacterial meningitis is an infection of the brain’s membranous lining, called the meninges. Early symptoms include fever, headache, vomiting, stiff neck and a rash within 10 days of the infection. If left untreated, the disease can cause severe brain damage and even death, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, reports Katie Moisse.
Vaccinations can help, but refraining from oral sex is the best protection.