Gay men concerned after LA meningitis deaths, health officials recommend vaccinations

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"If I was still going out and doing the club thing I might be more concerned," he said.

He has never known anyone with meningitis, "but I know it's a serious thing. It's no joke. I hope guys will be careful out there. We don't want this thing blowing up."

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AP Science Writer Alicia Chang contributed to this report from Los Angeles.

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