New York officials: No staph outbreak among gay men
BY Advocate.com Editors
April 02 2003 1:00 AM ET
Health officials in New York City report that there are no signs of a local outbreak of drug-resistant staph infections among gay and bisexual men, Gay City News reports. Julia A. Schillinger, a medical epidemiologist with the city's Department of Health and Mental Hygiene, reports that there have been no new cases of the infection in more than a month and that the three most recent cases among gay men were linked to exposure from a hospital, where drug-resistant staph infections commonly crop up. Schillinger says she had talked with doctors at the city's 10 sexually transmitted disease clinics and that none report any new cases of drug-resistant staph infections.