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25 mayo, 2022

Meningococcal Disease in Florida, 2022

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Meningococcal disease outbreak among men who have sex with men

In response to an ongoing outbreak of serogroup C meningococcal disease in Florida, CDC is encouraging gay, bisexual, and other men who have sex with men to:

  • Get a MenACWY vaccine if they live in Florida1
  • Talk with their healthcare provider about getting a MenACWY vaccine if they are traveling to Florida

In addition, CDC is highlighting that MenACWY vaccination is routinely recommended for all people with HIV in the United States.2

Meningococcal disease cluster among college and university students

In response to a cluster of serogroup B meningococcal disease cases in Florida, officials are recommending the following groups of college and university students in Leon County, FL, consider getting a MenB vaccine series3:

  • College and university undergraduate students
  • Students living in on-campus housing
  • Those who participate in a fraternity or sorority

Find a meningococcal vaccine by contacting your

  • Doctor’s office
  • Pharmacy
  • Community health center
  • Local health department

Meningococcal disease: Very serious, often deadly

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. Three serogroups of meningococcal bacteria cause most meningococcal disease in the United States: B, C, and Y.

Serogroup C outbreak among men who have sex with men

There is a large, ongoing outbreak of serogroup C meningococcal disease in Floridaexternal icon, primarily among gay, bisexual, and other men who have sex with men, including those living with HIV. Recent data show that about half of the cases associated with this outbreak are among Hispanic men. This outbreak is mostly affecting people who live in Florida but has also affected some people who have traveled to Florida.

Créditos: Comité científico Covid

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