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Strep Infection Turns Deadly, Kills 11-Year-Old California Girl

Posted on Aug 7, 2009 in Health & Wellness

Friday, July 10, 2009A family is reeling after an 11-year-old Antioch, Calif. girl suffering from a strep infection developed toxic shock and ultimately died, the Contra Costa Times reported Friday. Emily Toy, who played the violin and liked the Jonas Brothers, came down with a mysterious infection in May. It was later determined to be group A streptococcus, which sent her body into toxic shock and shutdown her vital organs. Emily was kept on life support for a month before dying June 22. Her parents, Wendy and Alan, told the newspaper that Emily first complained of a sore throat and neck...

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