West Hollywood man dies after being diagnosed with meningitis

12th April 2013, 7:24 pm

KTLA – 5
A 31-year-old West Hollywood resident, who was described as being extremely fit only a week or so ago, lapsed into a coma and died Thursday after being diagnosed with “full-blown meningitis,” city officials said.

West Hollywood City Councilman John Duran issued a warning to residents and gay men on Friday, saying he did not want to panic people, but wanted them to be aware of the case and take the necessary precautions.
Duran said one of his concerns is that the man attended the annual White Party in Palm Springs over Easter Weekend, an event that attracts gay men from across the country.
“What I’m worried about is the gay male community just had the White Party … knowing that we’ve had lots of gay men in [from] New York … we’re very concerned because the White Party is known for being a weekend of fun, play, dance and sex,” Duran said.
“We don’t want to be alarmist … but at the same time, we’d rather be alarmist than sit back and be criticized” for not doing anything, he said, adding that the man had indeed participated in the White Party in some fashion.

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Published: 12th April 2013

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