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Meningococcal infection reported in L.A. County
Los Angeles Times

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has been alerted about a Los Angeles County case of meningococcal infection, a bacteria-caused illness that can lead to potentially deadly meningitis, according to a spokesperson.

Public health officials take such cases very seriously because they involve a “potentially devastating” disease, said Dr. Thomas Clark, a CDC medical epidemiologist and meningitis expert. “They really are a medical emergency and a public health emergency,” he said.