Meningococcal Disease Case Reported in Gay and Bi Men in Chicago

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A case of the disease that causes meningitis has been reported in Chicago among a man who sex with men (MSM), the Chicago Department of Public Health (CDPH) said May 20.

The case of meningococcal disease is similar to those reported among gay and bisexual men in Los Angeles and New York this year, said Brian Richardson, CDPH spokesperson.

"This is the only case we have seen reported in Chicago this year," Richardson noted.

Richardson said that the man, whose case was reported to CDPH May 12, has fully recovered.

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