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An inquest into the death of a schoolgirl has ruled that she died of natural causes, but that neglect played a part.

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Neglect played a part in 15-year-old death

An inquest into the death of a schoolgirl has ruled that she died of natural causes, but that neglect played a part

Despite being seen by numerous doctors and health professionals, today the Coroner Aiden Cotter concluded that neglect by her local GP surgery had played a part in her death.

"they had known that Alina had a history of latent TB and they should have referred her to a specialist"

– Coroner Aiden Cotter

Alina Sarag died in jan 2010 from Tuberculosis.

Coroner's verdict natural causes

Alina Sarag who died of Tuberculosis at Birmingham's children's hospital on January 5 2011 Credit: Family handout

A Coroner has returned a verdict of natural causes at an inquest into the death of a 15-year-old schoolgirl who died from tuberculosis.

Alina Sarag, from Sparkbrook, Birmingham, died at the city's children's hospital on January 5 2011 after making a string of visits to her GP's surgery and four different hospitals.

Verdict due at tuberculosis inquest

Alina Sarag who died of Tuberculosis at Birmingham's children's hospital on January 5 2011. Credit: Family handout

A verdict is due at an inquest into the death of a 15-year-old schoolgirl who died from tuberculosis.

Alina Sarag, from Sparkbrook, Birmingham, died at the city's children's hospital on January 5 2011 after making a string of visits to her GP's surgery and four different hospitals.

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