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Meningitis Spreading Via Anonymous Sex in NYC (among blades)
ABC News ^ | Mar 22, 2013 | Katie Moisse

Posted on 03/22/2013 3:00:34 PM PDT by neverdem

New York City health officials are urging some men to get vaccinated against meningitis amid an outbreak that has sickened 22 New Yorkers and killed seven.

The dangerous strain of bacterial meningitis appears to be spreading through sexual encounters between men who meet through websites or smartphone apps, or at bars or parties, according to the City’s health department. More than half of the infected men have had HIV, a virus that attacks the immune system making infections more likely and more severe.

“Vaccination is the best defense,” City health commissioner Dr. Thomas Farley said in a statement. “I urge all men who meet these criteria – regardless of whether they identify as gay – to get vaccinated now and protect themselves from this disease before it is too late.”

Bacterial meningitis is an infection of the brain’s membranous lining, called the meninges. Early symptoms include fever, headache, vomiting, stiff neck and a rash within 10 days of the infection. If left untreated, the disease can cause severe brain damage and even death, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention...

(Excerpt) Read more at abcnews.go.com ...


TOPICS: Culture/Society; News/Current Events; US: New York
KEYWORDS: aids; hiv; meningitis; microbiology; newyorkcity; nyc; riskybehavior
It's meningococcal meningitis.
1 posted on 03/22/2013 3:00:34 PM PDT by neverdem
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To: neverdem

see what happens when you put your wanker into places it doesn’t belong?


2 posted on 03/22/2013 3:02:33 PM PDT by Cyclone59 (Obama is like Ron Burgundy - he will read ANYTHING that is on the teleprompter)
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To: neverdem

NYC is a festering cesspool!


3 posted on 03/22/2013 3:03:26 PM PDT by SWAMPSNIPER (The Second Amendment, a Matter of Fact, Not a Matter of Opinion)
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To: neverdem
More than half of the infected men have had HIV, a virus that attacks the immune system making infections more likely and more severe.

No, they STILL have HIV. Unless I missed the report about a cure.

4 posted on 03/22/2013 3:08:29 PM PDT by unixfox (Abolish Slavery, Repeal The 16th Amendment!)
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To: SWAMPSNIPER

RAT scum dying and Im supposed to give a shi’ite?


5 posted on 03/22/2013 3:08:38 PM PDT by rrrod (at home in Medellin Colombia)
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To: neverdem

Hey Bloomy, maybe you better spend more time on these things than you do on Big Gulps and CDs.


6 posted on 03/22/2013 3:09:26 PM PDT by jazusamo ("Mercy to the guilty is cruelty to the innocent." -- Adam Smith)
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To: neverdem

Is Blades a new codeword for Poofers?


7 posted on 03/22/2013 3:09:42 PM PDT by razorback-bert (I'm in shape. Round is a shape isn't it?)
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To: neverdem
More than half of the infected men have had HIV

So, they were men who were infected but no longer have it?

8 posted on 03/22/2013 3:10:42 PM PDT by Slyfox (The Key to Marxism is Medicine ~ Vladimir Lenin)
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To: neverdem

Remember how the *swore* AIDS would break out of the homosexual population and kill us all?


9 posted on 03/22/2013 3:10:55 PM PDT by Cyber Liberty (I am a dissident. Will you join me? My name is John....)
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To: neverdem

What’s a “blade”?

(Or do I want to know?)


10 posted on 03/22/2013 3:12:16 PM PDT by TheThirdRuffian (RINOS like Romney, McCain, Dole are sure losers. No more!)
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To: razorback-bert

Poofters


11 posted on 03/22/2013 3:13:23 PM PDT by editor-surveyor (Freepers: Not as smart as I'd hoped they'd be)
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To: neverdem

get vaccinated now and protect themselves from this disease before it is too late.”

No, don’t promote abstinence, just give them a shot and point them to the nearest public bathroom.

If aides didn’t scare them enough, this won’t either.


12 posted on 03/22/2013 3:13:27 PM PDT by mardi59 (IMPEACH OBAMA NOW!!!!!)
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To: neverdem

Lets ban guns and 16oz slurpys!


13 posted on 03/22/2013 3:14:50 PM PDT by Dallas59 (America died a little bit more on 11/6/2012)
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To: neverdem
"blades" ?

Are you referring to homosexuals ?  sodomites ?  aka anal sex deviants ??

Bastardizing our language is a BIG part of how we've devolved from D-Day to USSA.


/.02

14 posted on 03/22/2013 3:15:29 PM PDT by tomkat
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To: Cyclone59

Yes, and I understand CVS and others are demanding their employees disclose their weight and blood glucose levels on a WebMD site or else pay an extra $600/yr in health benefits. But they wouldn’t DARE demand their workers disclose any high risk sexual behaviors, whether they’re gay, straight or switch hitters, engage in.


15 posted on 03/22/2013 3:17:29 PM PDT by Impala64ssa (You call me an islamophobe like it's a bad thing.)
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To: jazusamo; All
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16 posted on 03/22/2013 3:17:49 PM PDT by SWAMPSNIPER (The Second Amendment, a Matter of Fact, Not a Matter of Opinion)
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To: neverdem

Hmmm, perhaps a common thread here.

Oh yeah, that’s it.

Hey Bloomdork, why doncha ban gays and save far more lives than with your idiotic sugar ban?


17 posted on 03/22/2013 3:17:54 PM PDT by Da Coyote
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To: neverdem

Blades? That is one I haven’t heard before. Since it is bacterial, I assume it applies to what we called butt pirates back in my school days.


18 posted on 03/22/2013 3:21:29 PM PDT by Darren McCarty (If most people were more than keyboard warriors, we might have won the election)
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To: neverdem

Millions of Bats have been dying from White-Nose Syndrome...... hmmmm... having sex with bats?? Seems they would bite.


19 posted on 03/22/2013 3:25:53 PM PDT by Gator113 ( ~just keep livin~)
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To: neverdem

God’s way of saying, “Bad idea, dude.”

God will not be mocked.


20 posted on 03/22/2013 3:26:07 PM PDT by Travis McGee (www.EnemiesForeignAndDomestic.com)
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To: Darren McCarty

“Gay blades” is one name on the long list of what we used to call them.


21 posted on 03/22/2013 3:27:41 PM PDT by Gator113 ( ~just keep livin~)
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To: SWAMPSNIPER

LOL!

Good application for a Ball canning jar.


22 posted on 03/22/2013 3:30:22 PM PDT by jazusamo ("Mercy to the guilty is cruelty to the innocent." -- Adam Smith)
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To: Darren McCarty

I can’t believe all these posters who never heard the term “blade”.

This wasn’t exactly a porno film:

Zorro, The Gay Blade is a 1981 feature film. This comedy features George Hamilton in a Golden Globe–nominated dual role as both Don Diego de la Vega (Zorro) and his gay twin brother Bunny Wigglesworth, né Ramon De La Vega.


23 posted on 03/22/2013 3:30:22 PM PDT by Flash Bazbeaux
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To: Gator113

I’m old enough to remember the term .


24 posted on 03/22/2013 3:34:08 PM PDT by sushiman
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To: Flash Bazbeaux

One of the least appreciated great movies in my opinion.

Call me blasphemous, but I put it right up there with Blazing Saddles. Hamilton’s acting, as well as everyone else in the movie, is comedy gold. And like Blazing Saddles, I doubt if someone came up with this movie today it would get the green light to be made.


25 posted on 03/22/2013 3:39:37 PM PDT by roostercashews (Having a gun doesn't make you safer, but knowing how to use one does.)
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To: neverdem

This is the first time I have ever read that meningitis was an STD!

Isn’t gay sex a wonderful thing????/sarc


26 posted on 03/22/2013 3:40:21 PM PDT by Gumdrop
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To: neverdem

Hey, bloomi—there IS a reason to ban gays.


27 posted on 03/22/2013 3:48:29 PM PDT by freeangel ( (free speech is only good until someone else doesn't like it)
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To: neverdem

When we were fighting the helmet fight here in PA, liberal loonies would always, always go to the “social burden” squawking point.

I began countering that by putting out info on the size and scope of the for real social burden of disease in the queer lifestyle.

I then demanded that the legislators mandate all queers to wear their “helmet” or get fined.

The more we pushed that point, the less we heard about helmetless bikers and social burden.

And this can be used to put a stake in the heart of that idiot mayor in NYC. If my drinking a 16ner is a “social burden” then Bloominidiot, why do queers get a pass?


28 posted on 03/22/2013 3:54:05 PM PDT by ConradofMontferrat (According to mudslymz, my handle is a HATE CRIME. And I HOPE they don't like it.)
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To: neverdem
I heard a rumor that Sarah Palin had commissioned the creation of a new strain of bacterial meningitis in order to wipe out the buffos.

Maybe it's not just a rumor.

29 posted on 03/22/2013 3:55:39 PM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum ("Somebody has to be courageous enough to stand up to the bullies." --Dr. Ben Carson)
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To: SWAMPSNIPER

LMAO... Do you remember what it feels like to have milk flying out of your nose? Well, it feels the same with red Kool-Aid.... you did that to me.


30 posted on 03/22/2013 3:56:52 PM PDT by Gator113 ( ~just keep livin~)
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To: tomkat

That’s Right !
My Chicago Typewriter jammed so I
pulled a Gat !

get it?
/s


31 posted on 03/22/2013 4:00:11 PM PDT by Big Red Badger
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To: neverdem

On the lighter brighter side, they aren’t drinking ‘big gulps’...


32 posted on 03/22/2013 4:04:10 PM PDT by GOPJ (DHS HAS secured: 1.6 BILLION bullets - 2.700 tanks and 35,000 drones ...to use on American soil...)
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To: neverdem


33 posted on 03/22/2013 4:19:18 PM PDT by Iron Munro (I miss America, don't you?)
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To: neverdem
Promiscuous sex with many people over time creates a disease vector, a channel for transmission of infection. This has been known for hundreds of years. There was a time when syphilis could be fatal or drive you crazy, then came penicillin, so woo-hoo, party on dudes and dudesses!

Then came genital herpes, human papilloma virus or genital warts, several others. There was a time when this virtually shut down the sex lives of those who had become infected. With the introduction of anti-virals this became manageable and the taboo went away, woo-hoo, party on dudes and dudesses!

Then came a hideous wasting disease with sores and dementia that was pretty much a death sentence. This one took a long time to show symptoms, which maximized opportunity for infection. It was particularly easily communicable via any sort of contact leading to a “sharing” of bodily fluids. Homosexual men were particularly prone to exposure, due to the literally unclean nature of most of their sexual practices, as well as their wildly rampant promiscuity.

A disease vector on a par with third world mosquitoes, in other words. Was there any taboo that arose? Only briefly, once militancy took hold the vector morphed into victim, countless billions spent for a “cure” and homosexuals elevated to protected class status.

Now, full-blown AIDS stage is seldom reached, this plague with such seeming Old Testament symptoms and repercussions is now “manageable” too. Woo-hoo, party on dudes and, well, dudes?

Could anyone have predicted that yet another fatal disease would find its way into this disease vector par excellence? Oh, gosh, no, never, who’da thunk? Total shock. /s

34 posted on 03/22/2013 4:44:31 PM PDT by RegulatorCountry
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To: RegulatorCountry

I think you pretty much have it figured out. The bugs will ALWAYS catch up to us. They will mutate and they WILL clean up our lifestyle, whether we like it or not.

The free-sex crowd had their run for decades, due to antibiotics and AIDS medication, but those days seem to be ending quickly. Either they will behave, or natural selection will take over.


35 posted on 03/22/2013 4:53:00 PM PDT by BobL (Look up "CSCOPE" if you want to see something really scary)
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To: neverdem

Is there any contagion these vermin DON’T spread?


36 posted on 03/22/2013 4:57:17 PM PDT by IronJack (=)
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To: neverdem

And all the while, Bloomberg is worried about the health aspects of mega-soda purchases.


37 posted on 03/22/2013 4:58:11 PM PDT by IronJack (=)
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To: IronJack

Bloomberg and his kind inevitable tax, restrict or ban anything that doesn’t lead to a buzz or an orgasm. Anything that does is encouraged or even subsidized, unless it somehow leads to an objective good, such as monogamy and childbirth to married, self-sufficient parents. Then it’s bad again.

They really, really want us all taking leave of our senses as often as possible. Now, why would a politician or bureaucrat want such a thing, lol? Can’t imagine why.


38 posted on 03/22/2013 5:20:47 PM PDT by RegulatorCountry
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To: jazusamo

What’s a CD? He’s going after compact discs?


39 posted on 03/22/2013 5:58:16 PM PDT by neverdem ( Xin loi min oi)
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To: neverdem
There was a reason the Ancients frowned upon promiscuity, and they had no concept of what a virus or bacterium was.

They just saw what the results of that behavior were.

Today, arrogant people think they can ignore hard earned ancient wisdom and that 10,000 years of experience can just be discarded.

40 posted on 03/22/2013 6:09:29 PM PDT by Ditto
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To: neverdem
Saw a satire thread this morning, couldn't resist it. Should have linked it.

NYC Mayor Back to Drawing Board (moves to ban boxed CD sets)

41 posted on 03/22/2013 6:12:16 PM PDT by jazusamo ("Mercy to the guilty is cruelty to the innocent." -- Adam Smith)
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To: jazusamo

LOL! He’s too east to lampoon.


42 posted on 03/22/2013 6:17:16 PM PDT by neverdem ( Xin loi min oi)
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To: roostercashews; Flash Bazbeaux
Call me blasphemous, but I put it right up there with Blazing Saddles. Hamilton’s acting, as well as everyone else in the movie, is comedy gold.

One of the absolute funniest movies of all time.

Of course laughing at it now would probably be a hate crime.

43 posted on 03/22/2013 6:17:18 PM PDT by MamaTexan (To follow Original Constitutional Intent, one MUST acknowledge the Right of Secession)
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To: neverdem

Spreading “among blades”. Is that short for gay blades?


44 posted on 03/22/2013 6:19:21 PM PDT by Minutemen ("It's a Religion of Peace")
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To: neverdem

Yep, you’re right, the guy probably has his shorts starched and thinks everyone does. LOL!


45 posted on 03/22/2013 6:22:40 PM PDT by jazusamo ("Mercy to the guilty is cruelty to the innocent." -- Adam Smith)
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To: Minutemen

Yes. I thought it would be obvious. I was wrong.


46 posted on 03/22/2013 6:50:46 PM PDT by neverdem ( Xin loi min oi)
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To: neverdem

If CVS tells its employees to stop smoking cigars and cigarettes why can’t they tell their employees to stop smoking other cylindrical objects? If they tell their overweight employees they have to slim down by eating less why can’t they tell all of their employees to eat less of everything?


47 posted on 03/23/2013 5:25:27 AM PDT by jmaroneps37 (Conservatism is truth. Liberalism is lies.)
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To: unixfox

Yes, they still have HIV. And the HIV cure that has been touted for about a dozen adults who received aggressive doses of anti-virals still have it; the difference is that the virus didn’t get as big of a toe-hold at the time of infection, so the body can fight it. Some of these people no longer need retro-virals, but they still carry and can spread the disease.
The only “cure” are the children born virus free to infected mothers and the bone marrow transplant patient who receive marrow from someone with genetic immunity with the virus.


48 posted on 03/23/2013 8:42:25 AM PDT by tbw2
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