Navigation Links
A 23- Year- Old Gay Falls Victim To Meningitis C in Toronto

A 23- year- old gay man died of meningitis C in Toronto. Meningitis C is a meningococcal disease caused by bacterium Neisseria meningitidis.// It occurs rarely in Canada and is usually seen among teenagers and infants.

This disease has a record of 10 to 15 per cent fatality and 20 per cent of the survivors suffer lasting health problems, such as deafness and mental retardation.

Public health officials are anxious that anyone who came in close contact with him might be infected.

The deceased is supposed to have visited Crews/Tango Bar, a gay and lesbian meeting place, on November 17 and 18. The officials fear that those who had contacted his saliva by sharing drinks, utensils, cigarettes or kissing should be concerned and should get vaccinated.

''If they were at the bar and sat in the corner and didn't share anything, they're not at risk,'' said Dr. Vinita Dubey of Toronto Public Health.

Symptoms to look for are sudden high fever, chills, severe headache, nausea, vomiting and stiff neck.They usually show up within 2 to 10 days after exposure.

So far, there have been no other reported cases and hence it is being treated as a single case and not as an outbreak.

The deceased was admitted with his first symptoms on Nov. 21, and died five days later.

An associate of the diseased reported that the victim was an immigrant from St. Lucia.


PRI
'"/>




Page: 1

Related medicine news :

1. 46-Year-Old Canada Man Donates A Part Of His Liver To A Complete Stranger
2. Surgeons Retrieve ‘Three-Year-Old’ Forceps From Patient’s Abdoen
3. Apollo to Open Super-specialty Hospital in Oman by Year-end
4. Pancreatic Cancer Surgery Successful in 80-Year-Olds
5. 13-Year-Old Boy Is Latest Dengue Victim; Delhi Toll 47
6. Chronic Diseases said to Cause Falls in the Elderly
7. Vitamin D Supplements Reduce Incidence Of Falls In Elderly
8. Villagers Panic As Ice Falls From Sky
9. Suicide Rate Falls To Lowest Ever In UK
10. Outpatient List Falls From 41,000 To 6,000
11. Preventing Falls May Be Key to Avoiding Disability in Elderly
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:


(Date:8/18/2017)... ... August 18, 2017 , ... Inc. magazine has ranked ... most prestigious ranking of the nation's fastest-growing private companies. This marks the eighth time ... Inc. 5000 ranking . This year’s ranking reflects ASH’s 76 percent overall revenue growth ...
(Date:8/18/2017)... ... ... “Our Mountains to Climb: A Journey of Love and Faith Through Trials”: a ... they shared to overcome struggles in life. “Our Mountains to Climb: A Journey of ... a retired teacher and happily married since 1999; the author’s personal experiences drive this ...
(Date:8/18/2017)... (PRWEB) , ... August 18, 2017 , ... “Three Narrow ... Roads” is the creation of published author, Rev. Dr. Burnett King Sr., is currently ... coach and founder of the Faith Track Club, Inc., a track-and-field program geared towards ...
(Date:8/18/2017)... ... ... “Depressed: Super Heroes of the Bible”: a gripping and potent text that uses ... tales may have on the reader’s life. “Depressed: Super Heroes of the Bible” is ... much of her time enjoying nature and her family in West Virginia. , ...
(Date:8/18/2017)... ... ... “Kingdom Mandate for Kingdom Builders”: a call to walk as citizens of the Kingdom ... of published author, John F. McGeorge, Jr. Dr. John F. McGeorge Jr., B.A., ... spent three decades training pastors and Christian leaders. He also met his wife, ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:8/7/2017)... , Aug. 7, 2017 Zimmer Biomet Holdings, Inc. ... today announced that its Board of Directors has approved the ... third quarter of 2017. ... on or about October 27, 2017 to stockholders of record ... Future declarations of dividends are subject to approval of the ...
(Date:8/7/2017)...  Diplomat Pharmacy, Inc. (NYSE: DPLO), the nation,s largest independent ... 30, 2017.  All comparisons, unless otherwise noted, are to the ... Second Quarter 2017 Highlights include: ... increase of 3.5% Total prescriptions dispensed of ... 7.5% versus 7.6% Gross profit per ...
(Date:8/4/2017)... 2017 The search for test results that ... consult has long been the goal of healthcare providers ... of the largest meeting of lab professionals and IVD ... research firm Kalorama Information.  The firm said scores of ... related supplies and software were at the American Association ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: