Monday, May 20, 2013

Think Outside the Box: Meningococcal Vaccination in Men Who Have Sex With Men

Every now and then, one has to think outside of the box and practice medicine
Source: NY Times
unconventionally.

Here is an article on Dr. Demetre Daskalakis, an infectious diseases specialist and gay rights advocate in New York City. Using meningococcal vaccine provided by the NYC Department of Health and Mental Hygiene, the Dr. Daskalakis is vaccinating men at risk for menigicoccal meningitis in unlikely places, gay night clubs.

The vaccine initiative is a a response to a cluster of cases in invasive meningococcal among men who have sex with men in NYC. Click here for the CDC-MMWR report on the outbreak.

Unusual medical circumstances at times require unconventional public health interventions.
Well done.

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