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.
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.
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.
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.
Authorities say a fourth student has contracted meningitis at the University of California, Santa Barbara.
A Cal State Long Beach student diagnosed with bacterial meningitis was recovering Wednesday, according to a report.
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.
Two more deaths due to bacterial meningitis have been reported in Southern California.
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.
Brett Shaad, the West Hollywood attorney who contracted meningitis, has died.
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.
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.