Sumary of 7 people have died amid ‘one of the worst meningococcal outbreaks’ in US history. The CDC is urgin…:
- It a terrible disease, so preventing it through vaccination is the best medical public health intervention, Crowe said.
- People do not catch the bacteria through casual contact, or by breathing air where someone with meningococcal disease has been, the Florida Department of Health said in April.
- These people were hospitalized and underwent pretty intensive care, he said.
- The CDC is calling this deadly spread one of the worst outbreaks of meningococcal disease among gay and bisexual men in US history. Health officials are urging people in Florida who may be at risk to go get vaccinated as soon as possible.