Health officials trace meningitis roots to quash outbreak fears

April 23, 2013 1:56 PM

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Health officials trace meningitis roots to quash outbreak fears

L.A. County officials said they compared a strain of meningitis from a case in April that killed a West Hollywood lawyer to others in the county to determine whether there was an outbreak.

While officials found the strains were part of a similar subgroup that included some similar cases of men who had a history of sexual contact with other men, they ultimately determined that “a preliminary reading of the genetic fingerprints ... shows it is not highly related to other cases in Los An...

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