It causes inflammation of the spinal cord and brain, which can lead to brain damage or death in just hours or days if left untreated. On June 1,the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health declared a mumps outbreak primarily among men who have sex with men.
Are you vaccinated against mumps? Sarah Kemple, medical director of the communicable diseases program at the Chicago Department of Public Health, can only guess why the outbreaks are affecting gay men more than others. Outbreak in Los Angeles that was spreading within the gay Bancroft, an epidemiologist with the Los Angeles County Department of Health Services, said she had received a growing number of reports of comparable ailments from people who were neither gay nor in prison.
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Jeffrey Gunzenhauser, the interim health officer of the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health, speaks to reporters Thursday about an outbreak of invasive meningococcal disease that has occurred disproportionately among gay and bisexual men in Los Angeles County.
Influenza is a serious disease that millions of people contract every year. Real Estate.
Eight have been among gay or bisexual men, including seven within the last two months, he said. County has had 15 cases of meningitis this year -- eight of those gay men. Flu season, when viruses circulate at higher levels, begins as early as October and can last until May.
Bill Owen, a primary care physician in San Francisco with a gay and H. LGBT Center. If you are not, or unsure, please call us at The speed in which meningitis kills has complicated the search for people at risk.
They are also worried that it may be spreading to other groups. County Dept.