A meningitis outbreak in Los Angeles County has the health department on high alert.
The focus is on West Hollywood after a gay 33-year-old lawyer died last week.
Doctors are trying to see if it's linked to an outbreak of bacterial meningitis among gay men in New York City.
Twenty two people have gotten sick and seven have died since 2010.
Bacterial meningitis can spread through close contact, including kissing, sharing food and sex. Symptoms usually develop within 3 to 7 days of exposure and include high fever, stiff neck, head and muscle aches, and confusion.
A charity in LA is offering 10,000 free meningitis vaccinations to anyone who thinks they're at risk.
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