CHICAGO (CBS) — The Chicago Department of Health announced Tuesday that two new cases of meningococcal meningitis have been confirmed in Chicago men. There are now nine confirmed cases from the Chicago area linked to last summer’s outbreak, all in men who have sex with men including one related death last June.
“While meningitis can affect anyone, African American men who have sex with men, and men who are living with HIV have been disproportionately affected,” said Chicago Department of Public Health Commissioner Julie Morita.
“We’re urging all men who have sex with men to get vaccinated, it’s that simple. It’s preventable,” said Dr. Allison Arwady.