Meningitis outbreak: LA officials criticized for being slow to announce deaths

April 9, 2014 2:38 AM

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Meningitis outbreak: LA officials criticized for being slow to announce deaths

News release from LA County Department of Public Health initially failed to announce three deaths from meningitis.

The L.A. County Department of Public Health announced Thursday that eight cases of the deadly meningococcal disease had been diagnosed in the county in 2014, four of which occurred in gay men, three of whom were HIV-positive. Three of the eight infected died.

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