Advocates Criticize L.A. Officials for Inadequate Outreach About Outbreak of Meningitis
On Tuesday, health care and gay community advocates criticized the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health for not adequately educating high-risk populations and residents who do not speak English about an outbreak of bacterial meningitis in the area. So far, eight individuals in the county have been diagnosed with meningitis this year, including four men who have sex with men. Advocates also criticized the health department for failing to mention the three meningitis-related deaths in its initial press release about the outbreak.
- "Health Officials Were Slow To Reveal Meningitis Deaths, Advocates Say" (Sewell, "L.A. Now," Los Angeles Times, 4/8).