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  • Officials Say Meningitis Kills 3 LA County Residents, Poses Higher Risk For Gay Community

    04/04/2014 7:54:01 AM PDT · by BenLurkin · 32 replies
    AP) ^ | April 3, 2014 11:29 PM
    Three of eight people who contracted bacterial meningitis this year have died, and all three had sex with other men, Los Angeles County health officials said Thursday. The confirmation came a day after the Department of Public Health urged gay men who had HIV or multiple partners to be vaccinated against invasive meningococcal disease.
  • Another killer disease striking homosexuals

    04/15/2013 12:09:44 PM PDT · by wesagain · 87 replies
    WorldNetDaily ^ | April 15, 2013 | Garth Kant
    "Health officials work to diffuse fears of national epidemic"“Gay” sex is becoming even more dangerous. Health officials are warning sexually active “gay” men about an outbreak of potentially deadly bacterial meningitis in Los Angeles and New York. The disease has infected 22 people in New York and caused seven deaths since 2010. Health officials in Los Angeles are testing to see if the strain infecting “gay” men there is the same one hitting New York. The AIDS Healthcare Foundation began offering free meningitis vaccines today after a “gay” man from West Hollywood was declared brain dead on Friday. Thirty-three-year-old lawyer...
  • Officials: Bacterial meningitis kills two Oklahoma students

    03/11/2010 6:35:16 PM PST · by left that other site · 93 replies · 1,146+ views
    CNN Health ^ | 3/11/10 | left that other site
    Officials: Bacterial meningitis kills two Oklahoma students March 11, 2010 1:36 p.m. EST STORY HIGHLIGHTS * Students from Oologah-Talala public school district in rural Oklahoma * Authorities are investigating four other possible cases of bacterial meningitis * Medical team may screen students, begin vaccinations, school superintendent says (CNN) -- Authorities are investigating six possible cases of bacterial meningitis -- including two deaths -- in rural Oklahoma elementary school students. The Rogers County Health Department and Oklahoma State Department of Health said two children from Oologah-Talala public school district have died from the disease. One of them was an 8-year-old, said...
  • Breakthrough in the treatment of bacterial meningitis

    06/25/2009 1:48:34 AM PDT · by neverdem · 3 replies · 572+ views
    It can take just hours after the symptoms appear for someone to die from bacterial meningitis. Now, after years of research, experts at The University of Nottingham have finally discovered how the deadly meningococcal bacteria is able to break through the body's natural defence mechanism and attack the brain. The discovery could lead to better treatment and vaccines for meningitis and could save the lives of hundreds of children. Bacterial meningitis in childhood is almost exclusively caused by the respiratory tract pathogens Streptococcus pneumoniae, Neisseria meningitidis, and Haemophilus influenzae. The mechanism used by these lethal germs to break through the...