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CDC issues health alert to gay and bi men in Florida

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Related: Viagra linked to unexpected and beneficial long-term side effectIt says the outbreak is mostly affecting people who live in Florida, “but has also affected some people who have traveled to Florida.

The two most common types of meningococcal infections are meningitis (an infection of the lining of the brain and spinal cord) and bloodstream infection, both of which can quickly become deadly.”If you’re likely to be traveling to Florida, speak with a health provider about being vaccinated at least two weeks before visiting the state.The most common symptoms of meningococcal disease are fever, headache, and a stiff neck.

This can sometimes be accompanied by vomiting, photophobia (when your eyes are extra sensitive to light), and mental confusion.Florida is experiencing a #meningococcal disease outbreak primarily among gay & bisexual men, including those living with HIV.

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