New York officials: No staph outbreak among gay men

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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.

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