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City Health Officials Warn Some (Gay) Men on Lethal Strain of Meningitis
New York Times ^ | March 21, 2013 | ANEMONA HARTOCOLLIS

Posted on 03/22/2013 7:28:03 AM PDT by reaganaut1

It is a variant of a disease that can go from a fever and headache to a galloping rash and then to death within hours — so quickly that some victims have been found dead in bed before they could even get to a doctor. Over the last two years, it has appeared only among men, and they often got it, health officials say, through anonymous sexual encounters with other men found through Internet chat rooms or digital apps or at parties, making it all but impossible to trace the path of infection.

It is a unique strain of bacterial meningitis, so new it has not even been named, and it is particularly lethal — killing one out of three people instead of the one out of five who succumb to other strains of meningitis.

New York City health officials are growing increasingly worried that this strain of meningitis, which is an inflammation of the lining around the brain and the spinal cord, is so insidious that it could suddenly mushroom into a major outbreak, claiming many lives before anything can be done to stop it.

“It’s been sort of marching through the community in a way that makes us very scared,” Dr. Jay Varma, the deputy commissioner for disease control at the city’s health department, said on Thursday.

The department issued a warning this month recommending the standard meningitis vaccination for a particular subset of the population: “men, regardless of H.I.V. status, who regularly have intimate contact with other men through a Web site, digital application or at a bar or party.”

(Excerpt) Read more at nytimes.com ...


TOPICS: Culture/Society; US: New York
KEYWORDS: gaymeningitis; gaystd; homosexualagenda; meningitis; nyc; riskybehavior
More fruits of the "gay lifestyle".
1 posted on 03/22/2013 7:28:03 AM PDT by reaganaut1
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To: reaganaut1

In their case wouldn’t it be called FAGingitis since they are not MEN.


2 posted on 03/22/2013 7:31:09 AM PDT by commish (The takers rule. Time to implement the triple G plan - GOD, GUNS, & GOLD)
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To: reaganaut1
There's only ONE explanation!

Meningitis MUST BE homophobic!

3 posted on 03/22/2013 7:31:57 AM PDT by massmike (At least no one is wearing a "Ron Paul - 2016" tee shirt........yet!)
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To: reaganaut1

Did they expect roses?


4 posted on 03/22/2013 7:32:00 AM PDT by Berlin_Freeper (Paul Ryan 2016)
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To: reaganaut1

You know if the SodomStream media says “some,” it has to be in the tens of thousands.


5 posted on 03/22/2013 7:32:17 AM PDT by fwdude ( You cannot compromise with that which you must defeat.)
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To: reaganaut1

Sounds like the gay lifestyle is more dangerous to your health than large, sugary drinks. Somehow, I can’t imagine Bloomberg pushing to ban promiscuious gay sex within the NY City limits.


6 posted on 03/22/2013 7:32:35 AM PDT by ghost of nixon
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To: ghost of nixon

“I can’t imagine Bloomberg pushing to ban promiscuious gay sex within the NY City limits.”

Ban, it? He invented it!


7 posted on 03/22/2013 7:35:21 AM PDT by jimmyo57
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To: reaganaut1

Looks like God’s at it again!


8 posted on 03/22/2013 7:35:31 AM PDT by sonofagun (Some think my cynicism grows with age. I like to think of it as wisdom!)
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To: reaganaut1

Yeah, there are scientific reasons why the rectum is protected by TWO sphincters. It’s because the large intestine is a direct line to the bloodstream. You’re really not supposed to stick stuff in the rectum. That it! No further info necessary.


9 posted on 03/22/2013 7:38:30 AM PDT by duckworth (Perhaps instant karma's going to get you. Perhaps not.)
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To: sonofagun
Looks like God’s at it again!

We can only hope. I had suspected, rather, that HIV would mutate into a much more virulent, and easily communicable, strain to exact judgement on such unrepentant, unholy reprobates. I never thought about another entity being brought into the arsenal.

10 posted on 03/22/2013 7:39:09 AM PDT by fwdude ( You cannot compromise with that which you must defeat.)
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To: reaganaut1

So yet another decease created by deviancy which will take the lives of innocents because we can’t stop blood donations and organ transplants from these people.


11 posted on 03/22/2013 7:42:55 AM PDT by svcw (Why is one cell on another planet considered life, and in the womb it is not.)
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To: reaganaut1

LOL...”fruits”.


12 posted on 03/22/2013 7:43:05 AM PDT by ogen hal (First amendment or reeducation camp?)
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To: reaganaut1
through anonymous sexual encounters with other men found through Internet chat rooms or digital apps or at parties, making it all but impossible to trace the path of infection.

I knew it was coming. Nature has a way of cleansing itself. Homosexuality is anti-nature, and I believe AIDs was designed as a "cleanser" to eliminate it, but man kind got in the way.
I knew nature would come up with something else, only this time it would have to work faster to get the job done.
According to nature and natures God, their acts are an abomination. That's a pretty strong word. You don't make war with nature. Nature will always wins.

I knew another plague would be coming. It had to. I just wondered what it would be, and how it would work. Somehow, nature had to come up with something that would affect mostly homosexuals while still protecting the heterosexuals.
This next plague was inevitable. If this one doesn't do it, nature will come up with another. It's just how nature works. It's how it was designed.

13 posted on 03/22/2013 7:44:58 AM PDT by concerned about politics ("Get thee behind me, Liberal")
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To: concerned about politics

I have yet to have the opportunity to do this-
but I have a libinlaw that’s an MD
very pro-abort and pro-gay.

I want to ask whether male homosexual acts would be medically indicated or contraindicated for someone seeking a long healthy life.


14 posted on 03/22/2013 7:47:29 AM PDT by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter admits whom he's working for)
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To: concerned about politics

Yes, this one seems to work so quickly that they won’t even have time to make it to the blood bank to infect the blood supply as AIDS did in the 80’s.


15 posted on 03/22/2013 7:48:32 AM PDT by fwdude ( You cannot compromise with that which you must defeat.)
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To: MrB

Your libinlaw will never admit it, even if you do ask him/her, but the answer is a no-brainer.


16 posted on 03/22/2013 7:55:54 AM PDT by FamiliarFace
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To: MrB

Medical schools have succumbed to political correctness decades ago, so I’m not surprised that so many recent MD’s are so brainless.


17 posted on 03/22/2013 7:58:43 AM PDT by fwdude ( You cannot compromise with that which you must defeat.)
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To: reaganaut1

If it would “save just one life”, shouldn’t Bloomberg ban sodomy, just like 17 oz soda cups and guns?


18 posted on 03/22/2013 8:00:16 AM PDT by Above My Pay Grade
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To: sonofagun

What if they legalized gay marriage but there were no gays? Well, as Hillary would say, “What difference does it make now?”


19 posted on 03/22/2013 8:04:04 AM PDT by Enterprise ("Those who can make you believe absurdities can make you commit atrocities." Voltaire)
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To: duckworth

We elected two sphincters as President and Vice President.


20 posted on 03/22/2013 8:04:58 AM PDT by Enterprise ("Those who can make you believe absurdities can make you commit atrocities." Voltaire)
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To: reaganaut1

From the article:

“The health department and the medical examiner have found that the current strain may have first surfaced in 2005 and 2006, in an outbreak that began with a 47-year-old woman from the Bronx. It circulated among drug users, especially crack-cocaine and marijuana users, because smoking disturbs the lining of the throat where the bacteria reside.”

Can anyone with a medical background comment about this possibly becomming “airborn” like a virus?


21 posted on 03/22/2013 8:07:49 AM PDT by Gadsden1st
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To: reaganaut1

Am I supposed to feel sympathy?


22 posted on 03/22/2013 8:32:14 AM PDT by I want the USA back (Pi$$ed off yet?)
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To: reaganaut1

I remember the joke from the 80s where the gay man comes out of the doctor’s office all happy, “Woo Hoo, It’s Syphilis!”


23 posted on 03/22/2013 8:33:09 AM PDT by dfwgator
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To: reaganaut1

Plus living proof that: “Our Diversity Is Our Strength!”


24 posted on 03/22/2013 8:35:04 AM PDT by AEMILIUS PAULUS (It is a shame that when these people give a riot)
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To: AEMILIUS PAULUS

Yet another reason for not eating at Chipotle Grill where the staff is queer.

In addition to AIDS, you’ll get meningitis


25 posted on 03/22/2013 8:40:57 AM PDT by bert ((K.E. N.P. N.C. +12 .....The fairest Deduction to be reduced is the Standard Deduction)
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To: bert

It really is true that Liberalism and its doctrines are death, both physical and spiritual.


26 posted on 03/22/2013 8:44:42 AM PDT by AEMILIUS PAULUS (It is a shame that when these people give a riot)
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To: svcw

The questionnaire at our blood bank asks males if they have EVER had sex with another male. If checked, they can’t donate. Nothing to stop them from lying, I suppose. But the blood IS tested before and after gathered.


27 posted on 03/22/2013 8:45:16 AM PDT by EDINVA
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To: reaganaut1
[...making it all but impossible to trace the path of infection...] Image and video hosting by TinyPic
28 posted on 03/22/2013 8:50:13 AM PDT by RetSignman ("...a Republic if you can keep it")
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To: reaganaut1

There are consequences for ‘tinkering’ with natural law.


29 posted on 03/22/2013 9:07:53 AM PDT by who knows what evil? (G-d saved more animals than people on the ark...www.siameserescue.org.)
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To: EDINVA
The questionnaire at our blood bank asks males if they have EVER had sex with another male. If checked, they can’t donate. Nothing to stop them from lying, I suppose. But the blood IS tested before and after gathered.

Yes, they lie!

They have been admitting to doing this in protest since the "gaystapo" got rolling and homosexual blood donations were deferred in the 80's. And there is an "occult" phase early in the viral infection during which the virus is virtually undetectable, although present. In fact, this is THE STATED GOAL of HIV-infected homos under antiviral therapy; to get their viral loads to undetectable levels.

And there is always the risk of error in failing to discard blood which tests positive for HIV.

Lying about homosexual behavior on these questionnaires, as well as actually donating infected blood, ought to be a capital felony.

30 posted on 03/22/2013 9:11:05 AM PDT by fwdude ( You cannot compromise with that which you must defeat.)
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To: MrB

And further ask how 0bamacare will be looking to treat those who engage in such risky behavior, etc.


31 posted on 03/22/2013 9:12:56 AM PDT by NEMDF
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To: reaganaut1
under Obamacare will a gay lifestyle be considered as are obesity, soft drinks and tobacco?

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32 posted on 03/22/2013 9:16:45 AM PDT by Elle Bee
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To: fwdude

yes, for those who purposely poison the blood supply, the punishment should be denial of any HIV/AIDS drugs.


33 posted on 03/22/2013 9:31:54 AM PDT by EDINVA
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To: EDINVA

hum?
Well, then I was wrong. I thought I read that prohibiting homosexuals from donating blood was discriminatory.


34 posted on 03/22/2013 10:03:41 AM PDT by svcw (Why is one cell on another planet considered life, and in the womb it is not.)
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To: reaganaut1

The consequences of anal sex and it’s bathhouse sexual drive will never going to stop. And it will spread beyond gays. Homosexuality is a public health disaster.

Liberals’ solution to the problem of aids was condoms and more destructive sex demanded of not only adults, but children, too. Condoms can’t protect gay men from most of the deadly consequences. They are doing their best to spread disease to the heterosexual populations with their slut/porn addiction push on Americans. The weakest and the most immoral - the edgiest - will not survive and thrive this social engineering effort.

The body piercing and tatoo fad is going to have consequences of communicable disease, too. We are going to have infections that we can not control and the more holes you have in your skin, the more vulnerable you will be.

America’s current limo-liberal fads are the most destructive we have come up with yet. If you are living “white bread” and are hated by liberals for exercising judgement, love and self control in life, thank your lucky stars.

On second thought, you will probably be taking care of all the edgy ones as they suffer and die. Christian preachers will be busy trying to restore those edgy ones who made it out alive.


35 posted on 03/22/2013 10:55:37 AM PDT by SaraJohnson
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