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Source: Meningitis Outbreak In United States  Jun 24, 2022  1 year, 7 months, 3 weeks, 6 days, 14 hours, 2 minutes ago

Breaking! Possible New Strain Of Neisseria Meningitidis Bacteria Causing Outbreak Of Deadly Meningitis Among Gay Men In America! CDC Issues Warning!

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Breaking! Possible New Strain Of Neisseria Meningitidis Bacteria Causing Outbreak Of Deadly Meningitis Among Gay Men In America! CDC Issues Warning!
Source: Meningitis Outbreak In United States  Jun 24, 2022  1 year, 7 months, 3 weeks, 6 days, 14 hours, 2 minutes ago
The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the Florida Department of Public Health has issued a warning about a new outbreak of deadly meningitis that so far has been found among gay men in the state.

As of the last hour, 28 men are in critical care conditions while another 6 have been also hospitalized and 7 deaths have already been recorded. Another 83 individuals are under investigation as they tend to be presenting certain symptoms.
Suspected cases are also being investigated in the states of Georgia, California, New York and Massachusetts.
The U.S. CDC is warning that this could be the worse meningitis outbreaks in U.S. history.
To date, the number of meningococcal cases identified in the last few weeks has surpassed the 5-year average of cases in Florida, according to a recent update from the Florida Department of Health. State epidemiologists are investigating each case and contacting people with potential or direct exposure to cases.
The agency along with public health officials in other states are urging gay and bisexual men who live in Florida or plan to visit the state to get vaccinated right away. They are also recommending non-gay individuals who might be at risk to also get vaccinated.
Meningitis is an infection of the protective membranes that surround the brain and spinal cord (meninges). It can affect anyone, but is most common in babies, young children, teenagers and young adults. Meningitis can be very serious if not treated quickly.
The swelling from meningitis typically triggers signs and symptoms such as headache, fever and a stiff neck.
Most cases of meningitis in the United States are caused by a viral infection, but bacterial, parasitic and fungal infections are other causes. Some cases of meningitis improve without treatment in a few weeks. Others can be life-threatening and require emergency antibiotic treatment.
In the current outbreak, experts say that the bacteria Neisseria Meningitidis is behind the outbreak and that a possible new strain of the bacteria that is more pathogenic could be responsible for causing the more rapid deterioration of those infected.
Early meningitis symptoms may mimic the flu (influenza). Symptoms may develop over several hours or over a few days.
Possible signs and symptoms include:
-Sudden high fever
-Stiff neck
-Severe headache that seems different from normal
-Headache with nausea or vomiting
-Confusion or difficulty concentrating
-Sleepiness or difficulty waking
-Sensitivity to light
-No appetite or thirst
- Skin rash (sometimes, such as in meningococcal meningitis)
Newborns and infants may show these signs:
-High fever
-Constant crying
-Excessive sleepiness or irritability
-Difficulty waking from sleep
-Inactivity or sluggishness
-Not waking to eat
-Poor feeding
-A bulge in the soft spot on top of a b aby's head (fontanel)
-Stiffness in the body and neck
Infants with meningitis may be difficult to comfort, and may even cry harder when held.

The disease can be spread via physical contact ranging from kissing to oral sex and sex.
A person can also contract the bacteria via exposure of the bacteria from contaminated articles such as towels, clothes etc and also via contaminated surfaces. Contaminated food and water are also possible sources of infection.
The bacteria can be transmitted from person-to-person through droplets of respiratory or throat secretions from carriers via sneezing or coughing but it is not spread by airborne aerosols.
The U.S. CDC is stressing that anyone who is presenting with symptoms and suspect that they might have the disease to seek medical care immediately.
The U.S. CDC is also emphasizing the importance of routine meningococcal conjugate (MenACWY) vaccination for people with HIV. During the outbreak, anyone in Florida can get a free MenACWY vaccine at any county health department.
There is also growing suspicions that that the new strain of Neisseria Meningitidis might have been ‘imported’ from the United Kingdom as the UK has already been reporting of a rise of various Meningitis cases.
The United Kingdom is currently a hub of various evolving pathogens as the Brits are literally walking cesspools of various pathogens and diseases due to their filthy hygiene practices.
Thailand Medical News had already warned that the current immune landscape caused by the SARS-CoV-2 pandemic is providing an opportunity for other pathogens to evolve and we will be seeing more simultaneously outbreaks of various other disease in the next few months.
Furthermore, the COVID-19 induced immunodeficiency in many Post-COVID individuals will also render them more susceptible to secondary opportunistic pathogenic infections of all sorts.
For more on the Meningitis Outbreak, keep on logging to Thailand Medical News.


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