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Oakland Public Safety Cited in Meningitis Case

OAKLAND – Alta Bates Summit Medical Center and the Oakland police and fire departments have been issued more than $135,000 in citations by state regulators for failing to limit exposure to emergency workers who assisted a patient with bacterial meningitis, authorities said.

The Oakland hospital and the two city agencies violated numerous state health and safety standards, leading to the emergency hospitalizations of an Alta Bates employee and an Oakland police officer in December, according to Cal/OSHA.

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