Topics :: meningitis

LA Center Asks CDC Why MSM Are Getting Meningitis

By Winnie McCroy | Friday Sep 12, 2014
The Los Angeles LGBT Center is pressing the CDC to find out why gay/bisexual men are at greater risk for meningitis.

LA Faces Deadly Meningitis Spike Among MSM

By Winnie McCroy | Wednesday Apr 16, 2014
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

By Christopher Weber | Saturday Apr 5, 2014
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

Friday Apr 4, 2014
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

Wednesday Apr 2, 2014
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

By Kathy Matheson | Wednesday Mar 19, 2014
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

By Denise Lavoie | Tuesday Nov 26, 2013
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

By Samantha Henry and Geoff Mulvihill | Wednesday Nov 20, 2013
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

By Jason St. Amand | Wednesday Sep 18, 2013
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

By Winnie McCroy | Friday Jul 5, 2013
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.