For Immediate Release: August 3, 2016
Contact: Jessica Good, Public Information Officer, (714) 834-2178, JGood@ochca.com
Men Who Have Sex with Men Strongly Encouraged to Get Vaccinated
(Santa Ana, CA) – The OC Health Care Agency strongly encourages men who have sex with men (MSM) in Orange County to get meningococcal vaccination as an outbreak of meningococcal disease, which has disproportionately affected MSM, has led to three new cases and another death here within the past 7 days.
The outbreak, which was reported earlier by the California Department of Public Health, has been occurring in the last several months in Southern California, particularly in Orange and Los Angeles Counties. Continue reading