Healthbeat Brooklyn

Season 2013 Episode 02.11.13

Meningitis in Brooklyn: Healthbeat Brooklyn

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Invasive meningococcal disease – IMD – is a very serious bacterial infection that can cause meningitis; the rate of occurrence is small, but IMD can be fatal if not treated in time. Recently a number of new cases have occurred within the population of men having sex with men, especially in certain Brooklyn neighborhoods. Two top experts from the NYC Dep’t of Health & Human Hygiene talk to Host Monica Sweeney, MD, about the how and why of the disease and its treatment. For more information about the NYC Dep’t of Health & Human Hygiene , visit From Brooklyn Independent Television’s HealthBeat Brooklyn, episode 70. Original airdate 01/08/2013moreless

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