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Meningitis in Toronto?


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The following appeared 5/24 in the Detroit, gay weekly, Between the Lines:

 

<Health offcials are blanketing Toronto's gay scene with meningitis alerts after two men who frequented gay bathhouses and bars died of the disease last week.

 

Meningococcal meningitis is spread via saliva and nose and throat secretions. It can be transmitted by kissing and by sharing silverware, drinking glasses or anything else that comes in contact with the mouth, such as a cigarette. Symptoms of infection include fever, headache, vomiting, stiff neck, rash, drowsiness, confusion, convulsions and seizures.

 

"Both of these two men were very active in gay bars and bathhouses," Toronto Public Health spokesman Elizabeth Rea told the Toronto Sun. "If you were at a Toronto bathhouse or nightclub and you had saliva contact, you need to see a physician.">

 

Anybody know anything more about this?

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