The World Health Organization warned that June’s upcoming gay pride events in the United States and Europe could worsen the ongoing hepatitis A outbreak that is affecting men who have relations with other men.  WHO issued the warning on Wednesday, and said that a vaccine shortage could also worsen the situation.  WHO noted that the rise in cases of the

disease, which is rarely fatal but leads to symptoms lasting several months, is “of particular concern from a public health perspective because of the current limited availability of hepatitis A vaccine worldwide.”  It pointed out that hepatitis A has spread over the past year, particularly among gay men in the U.S., Europe, and Chile, READ MORE