Bacterial Infection

Brett Shaad died several days after contracting meningitis. (credit: Facebook)

Brother Says WeHo Attorney Diagnosed With Meningitis Is On Life Support

A 33-year-old West Hollywood attorney sickened by bacterial meningitis earlier this week has been declared brain dead amid warnings to sexually active gay men about the deadly strain of illness, officials said.

04/12/2013

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Superbug Found In Los Angeles May Be Cause For Concern

A new threat emerges as a strand of untreatable and potentially deadly bacteria has begun spreading throughout the U.S., and health officials say one of these bugs is in Los Angeles.

03/05/2013

Hannele Cox will likely lose her right hand. (credit: CBS)

Hesperia Teen Might Lose Hand After Fish Tank Cut Gets Infected

A Hesperia teen has been fighting a rare bacterial infection for five years.

06/09/2011

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