Published in TB and Outbreaks Week, June 1st, 2004
Donya Hicks Dunn died earlier this month at Integris Baptist Medical Center after contracting Group A streptococcus, a hospital spokeswoman said.
"Frequently, even early medical attention can fail to save someone with this disease," Lauri Smithee, Health Department communicable disease director, said.
Besides the 47 people who have died, 214 people have had serious complications, health officials said.
The bacteria can also cause strep throat, scarlet fever,...
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