Rare infection kills girl16th January 2009
A 12-year old from Cilfrew near Neath in Wales has died from a "rare" infection caused by a common bacteria.
Dr Jörg Hoffmann, consultant in communicable disease control, said: "We suspect that this child's death was caused by an infection with invasive Group A Streptococcus (iGAS), a bacteria that many people carry and which can, on rare occasions, cause life-threatening diseases."
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Title: Rare infection kills girl
Author: Jess Laurence
Article Id: 9842
Date Added: 16th Jan 2009