SPECIAL BRIEF REPORT: Update on the Invasive Meningococcal Disease Outbreak Among Men Who Have Sex With Men
Marcelle Layton, MD
Bureau of Communicable Disease
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|Learning Objectives for Update on the Invasive Meningococcal Disease Outbreak Among Men Who Have Sex With Men||Top of page|
At the completion of this educational session, participants should be able to:
- Understand clinical aspects and preventions measures for invasive meningococcal disease in general.
- Understand the epidemiology of the current cluster among men who have sex with men.
- Discuss current public health recommendations in response to the outbreak.
Marci Layton received her medical degree at Duke University and completed residency training in internal medicine at State University of New York Health Sciences Center in Syracuse, NY. She has also completed fellowship training in infectious disease at Yale University School of Medicine and was an Epidemic Intelligence Service officer with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Dr. Layton played a key role in New York City’s public health response to the appearance of West Nile virus in 1999 and following the attacks on the World Trade Center and intentional anthrax release in 2001, and most recently led the surveillance response to the emergence of the 2009 pandemic influenza H1N1 outbreak. Dr. Layton has been recognized for her outstanding contributions to public health and has been the recipient of the 1999 Public Health Association of New York City Special Merit Award, the 2000 Sloan Public Service Award and the 2002 Pumphandle Award from the Council of State and Territorial Epidemiologists.
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If you work in NYC you have probably received the alerts about the cases of invasive meningococcal disease in MSM in our area, and we hope you have begun vaccinating your at-risk patients with one of the available meningococcal vaccines, or referring them to a center that does. This brief report by Dr. Marci Layton of the New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene, on invasive meningococcal disease and the current efforts to provide protective meningococcal vaccines to eligible HIV-positive MSM, was added on to the beginning of our October meeting as an urgent brief presentation.