Topics :: meningitis

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LA Faces Deadly Meningitis Spike Among MSM

LOCAL | By Winnie McCroy | Apr 16
If you’re an MSM living in Los Angeles or surrounding areas, you may want to get vaccinated for meningitis -- especially if you are living with HIV.

Gay Men Concerned After LA Meningitis Deaths

HEALTH | By Christopher Weber | Apr 5
In the heart of close-knit gay community, Luke Martel reflects the feelings of many when it comes to a strain of meningitis that has killed three gay men this year in Los Angeles County: He’s concerned but not overly so.

3 Meningitis Deaths Reported in Los Angeles County

NATIONAL | Apr 4
Los Angeles County health officials say three of eight people who contracted bacterial meningitis this year have died - and all three had sex with other men.

8 Meningitis Diagnoses in Los Angeles County

HEALTH | Apr 2
Health officials say eight people in Los Angeles County have been diagnosed with bacterial meningitis so far this year.

Meningitis Death Tied to Princeton Outbreak Strain

HEALTH | By Kathy Matheson | Mar 19
A Philadelphia college student died of the same type of meningitis that caused an outbreak at Princeton University in New Jersey, suggesting the strain might still exist on the Ivy League campus despite a massive vaccination effort.

Meningitis Victims Hope for Mass. Criminal Charges

HEALTH | By Denise Lavoie | Nov 26
A federal grand jury in Boston has been investigating the New England Compounding Center that made the steroid injections blamed for the fungal meningitis outbreak.

Princeton U. to Give Students Meningitis B Vaccine

HEALTH | By Samantha Henry and Geoff Mulvihill | Nov 20
Princeton University officials decided Monday to make available a meningitis vaccine that hasn’t been approved in the U.S. to stop the spread of the sometimes deadly disease on campus.

Health Officials: Meningitis Outbreak in NYC’s LGBT Community has Stopped

HEALTH | By Jason St. Amand | Sep 18
Members of New York City’s LGBT community can breathe a sigh of relief: according to the city’s health officials, there has not been a single case of a new strain of meningitis since February.

New York City Lawmakers Hail Meningitis Bill

HIV/AIDS | By Winnie McCroy | Jul 5
New York City lawmakers have passed legislation that would allow pharmacists to administer meningitis vaccines, to curb the deadly outbreak of the virus among gay men.

NYC Health Officials Warn of Meningitis Ahead of Gay Pride

HEALTH | By Jason St. Amand | Jun 18
Health officials are urging people who plan on traveling to New York City for Gay Pride events over the June 28-30 weekend to get a meningitis vaccination after a recent outbreak of the disease made national headlines this year.

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