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Bacterial Meningitis Finds New Niche in Gay Communities

Science  26 Jul 2013:
Vol. 341, Issue 6144, pp. 328
DOI: 10.1126/science.341.6144.328

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Summary

Small clusters of infections with Neisseria meningitidis, a notoriously fast killer, are popping up in gay communities in North America and Europe. Public health experts are on the lookout for more cases as scientists try to understand the emerging pattern.