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Invasive Meningococcal Disease in Men Who Have Sex With Men

Matthew S. Simon, MD; Don Weiss, MD, MPH; and Roy M. Gulick, MD, MPH
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This article was published at www.annals.org on 18 June 2013.

From Weill Cornell Medical College and the New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene, New York, New York.

Acknowledgment: The authors thank Marcelle Layton, MD, MPH; Jane Zucker, MD, MSc; and Jay K. Varma, MD, of the New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene for their thoughtful comments.

Grant Support: In part by grant UL1 TR000457 from the Clinical and Translational Science Center at Weill Cornell Medical College.

Potential Conflicts of Interest: None disclosed. Forms can be viewed at www.acponline.org/authors/icmje/ConflictOfInterestForms.do?msNum=M13-1088.

Requests for Single Reprints: Matthew S. Simon, MD, Weill Cornell Medical College, Department of Public Health, 402 East 67th Street, New York, NY 10065; e-mail, mss9008@med.cornell.edu.

Current Author Addresses: Dr. Simon: Weill Cornell Medical College, Department of Public Health, 402 East 67th Street, New York, NY 10065.

Dr. Weiss: New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene, Bureau of Communicable Diseases, Gotham Center, CN-22a, 42-09 28th Street, 6th Floor, New York, NY 11101.

Dr. Gulick: Weill Cornell Medical College, Division of Infectious Diseases, 1300 York Avenue, Box 125, New York, NY 10065.

Author Contributions: Conception and design: M.S. Simon, D. Weiss, R. Gulick.

Analysis and interpretation of the data: M.S. Simon, D. Weiss.

Drafting of the article: M.S. Simon, R. Gulick.

Critical revision of the article for important intellectual content: M.S. Simon, D. Weiss, R. Gulick.

Final approval of the article: M.S. Simon, D. Weiss, R. Gulick.

Administrative, technical, or logistic support: R. Gulick.

Collection and assembly of data: M.S. Simon, D. Weiss.

Ann Intern Med. 2013;159(4):300-301. doi:10.7326/0003-4819-159-4-201308200-00674
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This commentary discusses the New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene's recommendation for meningococcal vaccination for all men who have sex with men in New York City who have had intimate contact with a man met through an online Web site or digital application or at a bar or party.

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