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Gay men urged to get meningitis vaccination

LOS ANGELES — Top health officials in the Southland are urging all gay and bisexual men to get vaccinated against meningitis, regardless of their risk profile. The recommendation was made by Los Angeles County Department of Public Health, in conjunction with Orange County’s Health Care Agency and the Long Beach Department of Health and Human…

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County criticized for meningitis response

LOS ANGELES — The AIDS Healthcare Foundation July 12 called for Los Angeles County’s top health officials to step down given what it called the department’s “woeful” response to an increase in meningitis cases that has disproportionately affected gay men. “We believe that it’s time for a change in leadership,” foundation spokesman Ged Kenslea told…

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