PUBLIC HEALTH ALERT !! — DOWNTOWN AREA L.A. AREA

Sent: Tuesday, September 18, 2012 2:06 PM

The following message is being sent on behalf of Lawrence Hurst, MH Clinical District  Chief – DMH/Skid Row & Hollywood MHC Programs ……….

The email below is sent from our partners with L.A. County Public Health  –  please post the attached flyer in staff and waiting room areas.

This is to inform you and to request your assistance in disseminating the following health alert to our collaborative partners. Recently, there has been cases of bacterial meningitis identified in downtown LA possibly among our homeless population. The attached is an educational flyer that includes signs and symptoms of bacterial meningitis. Please ensure you, your staff, and participants are informed for early recognition and care. As you can see from this flyer, symptoms can progress quickly hence the importance of prompt medical attention and care for the case and contacts. Please let me know if you have any questions. Thank you in advance for your help.

Charlene  Mitchell
DMH-Skid Row Management Team
420 S San Pedro Street, G-3
Los Angeles, CA 90013
Phone: (213) 633-2913
E-mail: cmitchell@dmh.lacounty.gov

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