Please note attached County health alert regarding invasive meningococcal disease (IMD) resulting from a cluster of IMD infections among MSM, some of who are HIV-positive.
The County’s Department of Public Health (DPH) is recommending that all HIV+ MSM and high-risk HIV- MSM get the appropriate vaccinations. Attached is information from DPH regarding current IMD infections, and locations of free vaccinations.
- PressRelease IMDRecommendations 4 2 14
- FINAL_IMD SPECIALIZED PROVIDERS Message_4-2-14
Please disseminate as widely as possible.
Please review the attached documents for information regarding a potential cluster of invasive meningococcal disease cases among MSM in LAC and new recommendations for vaccination for HIV+ MSM and HIV-negative MSM with risk factors.
Please feel free to contact me with any questions or concerns.
Sonali P. Kulkarni, MD, MPH Medical Director Division of HIV and STD Programs Los Angeles County Department of Public Health 600 S. Commonwealth Ave 10th floor Los Angeles, CA 90005 213-351-8264 (office) 213- 252-4506 (fax)
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