(BPT) - There is an outbreak of meningococcal disease in Florida, primarily among gay and bisexual men. Since December 2021, there have been at least 24 cases and 6 deaths among gay and bisexual men, making it one of the worst outbreaks of meningococcal disease among this population in U.S. history. Some of the people affected are living with HIV. In addition, 13 of the 24 cases are among Hispanic men. Gay and bisexual men who live in or are traveling to Florida can help protect themselves by getting vaccinated.
What is meningococcal disease?