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Health advisory from LA Gay & Lesbian Center Medical Director Dr. Robert Bolan on meningococcal meningitis

I’ve posted a story over at Gay Star News on the latest developments on Meningococcal meningitis which, we have now learned, has claimed the lives of three Southern California men since December.

Go to that site to see the story.

I’m going to post here, in its entirety, a letter from the LA Gay and Lesbian Center’s Medical Director Dr. Robert Bolan that tells you all you need to know and links you to various resources:

Dear friends,

Following the tragic death of a young man in West Hollywood who succumbed to infection by meningococcal meningitis, and the subsequent media attention, we’ve been receiving lots of calls about the disease.

Because it’s important for everyone to know the facts, we’ve developed a web page with information regarding the disease, the preventive vaccine, and a list of sites offering vaccinations.  We’ll also update the page with information about any new cases among gay/bi men in Los Angeles.

Here’s what we know:

Most importantly, seek treatment immediately if you think you’ve been exposed. Go to an emergency room if you have symptoms, including fever, severe headache and stiff neck, as well as nausea, vomiting, increased sensitivity to light and altered mental state.

Meningitis is treatable with antibiotics if it’s caught early. So know the signs and symptoms, and be aware.

For additional information and FAQs about bacterial meningitis and getting vaccinated, please check our website, which we’ll continue to update as information becomes available.

FILE UNDER: West Hollywood


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