7-year-old Indiana Girl Dies After Being Diagnosed With Flu, Scarlet Fever and Strep Throat

From TIME - February 5, 2018

A first-grader from Columbus, Indiana, has died after being diagnosed with a combination of the flu, scarlet fever and step throat, according to local media reports.

Savanna Jessie, a 7-year-old first grader at Columbus Signature Academys Lincoln Elementary School, died at Columbus Regional Hospital after being found unresponsive in her bed at home Thursday morning. She died about 6:30 a.m.

The Bartholomew County coroners office told the Columbus Republic that she had a high fever and tested positive for the flu, strep throat and scarlet fever before she died. The coroner is awaiting the results of a toxicology report to make a ruling on Savannas cause of death.

Bartholomew Consolidated School Corporation also issued a statement confirming the first-graders death.


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