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Many Gay Men Concerned After LA Meningitis Deaths

Health officials this week announced a cluster of cases of invasive meningococcal disease that sickened eight people in the LA area. Among those who fell ill, half were gay or bisexual, including the three who died. Two of the victims were HIV-positive.

04/05/2014

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Officials Say Meningitis Kills 3 LA County Residents, Poses Higher Risk For Gay Community

LA County health officials say three of eight people who contracted bacterial meningitis this year have died — and all three had sex with other men.

04/03/2014

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LA County Urges Vaccinations After Spike In Meningitis Cases Among Gay Men

Public health officials issued new vaccination guidelines Wednesday after a reported jump in the number of meningitis cases this year among gay men in Los Angeles.

04/02/2014

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Riverside Staffer Diagnosed In 5th Meningitis Case In UC System

A staff member at the University of California, Riverside, has been diagnosed with meningitis in what authorities said marks the fifth-such diagnosis within in the UC system in recent months.

12/10/2013

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4th Case Of Meningitis Reported At UC Santa Barbara

Authorities say a fourth student has contracted meningitis at the University of California, Santa Barbara.

12/03/2013

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CSU Long Beach Student Recovering From Bacterial Meningitis

A Cal State Long Beach student diagnosed with bacterial meningitis was recovering Wednesday, according to a report.

11/27/2013

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

WeHo Meningitis Case Not Tied To NY, Elsewhere

Los Angeles County health officials said the bacterial meningitis that killed a 33-year-old West Hollywood attorney this month isn’t the same form of the illness that has killed several people in New York.

CBS2 / KCAL9–04/22/2013

The AIDS Healthcare Foundation said Tuesday that Rijay Spoon, a 30-year-old gay man, died from a type of meningitis Dec. 16, 2012. (credit: Facebook)

2 More Deaths Due To Bacterial Meningitis Reported In SoCal

Two more deaths due to bacterial meningitis have been reported in Southern California.

CBS2 / KCAL9–04/16/2013

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Following Death Of WeHo Man, Healthcare Group To Offer Free Meningitis Vaccinations

The AIDS Healthcare Foundation (AHF) Sunday announced that they will provide free meningitis vaccines for anyone who believes they have been exposed or anyone who thinks they are at risk.

04/13/2013

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

WeHo Attorney Who Contracted Meningitis Dies

Brett Shaad, the West Hollywood attorney who contracted meningitis, has died.

04/13/2013

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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4 California Clinics Received Steroid Shots Linked To Deadly Meningitis Outbreak

Federal officials say four California clinics received steroid shots from a recalled batch linked to a deadly meningitis outbreak that has caused five deaths and 40 cases of the illness in other states.

10/05/2012

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