Dangerous bacterial meningitis outbreak in New York City with 22 people infected and 7 dead By Damian Ghigliotty PUBLISHED: 22:55 GMT, 24 March 2013 | UPDATED: 02:01 GMT, 25 March 2013 New York City has been hit with a bacterial meningitis outbreak with 22 people infected so far, according to city health officials who are urging promiscuous gay men to get vaccinated against infection. The dangerous strain of the disease which causes an inflammation of the protective membranes covering the brain and spinal cord appears to be spreading through sexual encounters between men who meet up online and at bars and parties, according to a news release from the city’s health department. ‘Vaccination is the best defense,’ City Health Commissioner Dr
Briton with a mental age of seven jailed for four years for starting fire at Spanish hotelAndrew Dmytruk, 51, had been on remand in Spain for almost two yearsCampaigners say he has learning difficulties and is dependent on his 77-year-old mother | UPDATED: 18:24 GMT, 14 December 2012 Jailed: Andrew Dmytruk, 50 A British holidaymaker with a mental age of seven has been jailed for four years and four months after he admitted starting a fire in a Spanish hotel.
Family who rushed boy, 7, to A&E with meningitis symptoms are stunned to receive letter accusing them of wasting NHS time Georgina Houghton, 33, called NHS Direct one weekend after son Colby, 7, developed a temperature, vomiting and sensitivity to light Told the little boy might have meningitis and needed to go to A&EDashed to hospital where doctors diagnosed a viral infection Days later Colby received letter from family GP, lambasting him for wasting NHS time and not consulting GP first | UPDATED: 01:32 GMT, 7 December 2012 Her little boy had a temperature, was sensitive to light and so poorly he couldn’t even get out of bed.
For Caden: The classmates of brave meningitis victim, 6, hoping for a Christmas number one in his nameA rendition of Oh Holy Night by Ladywell Primary School was recorded in honour of classmate Caden BegganThe little boy died after a four week battle with meningitisThe song has already been downloaded 10,000 times and peaked at number nine in the download charts He won a legion of worldwide fans online after parents shared his plight on Facebook | UPDATED: 19:31 GMT, 3 December 2012 The classmates of a six-year old boy who died after contracting meningitis could be on track for a Christmas number one in his name.