Multiple Deaths in Latest Meningitis Outbreak
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A meningitis outbreak in Los Angeles has led to the death of three men, according to public health officials. Eight people have reported contracting meningitis in the Los Angeles area in 2014, with four occurring in a predominantly gay community from West Hollywood to the nearby North Hollywood suburb of Los Angeles. The three deaths were connected to this community and several of the men with meningitis were also HIV-positive. Because of the reduced immunity from the HIV virus, officials are urging HIV-positive gay and bisexual men in this area to be vaccinated against the disease.
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