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Rare infection kills girl

16th 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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Article Information

Title: Rare infection kills girl
Author: Jess Laurence
Article Id: 9842
Date Added: 16th Jan 2009


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