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Experts Warn Gay Men About Meningitis
Monday, April 7
(Los Angeles, CA) -- Medical experts in California are urging gay men to get vaccinated after three meningitis deaths.
Dr. Jonathan Fielding, director of the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health, says the disease is relatively rare. Experts do not know why the infection rate is higher among men in the gay community. However, people who are HIV-positive are more susceptible because of their weakened immune systems.