Meningitis is no more a “gay” disease than the flu

Symptoms of Meningitis

“Nothing about being gay makes one inherently more or less prone to meningitis; likewise nor does being straight lower risks.”

Health editor James Hamblin on the fears among some in the gay community about the diseases, which most recently killed a Los Angeles lawyer. Hambling notes that meningitis, which is transmitted through the nose and mouth, is no more a “gay” disease than the flu.

Source: The Atlantic

Photo: Mikael Haggstrom via Wikimedia Commons

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