'Neglect' over TB death

Neglect contributed to the death of a 15-year-old girl who died of tuberculosis despite being seen by health professionals, a coroner ruled today. Alina Sarag died at Birmingham children's hospital after visits to her doctor and four hospitals.

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Coroner: Neglect contributed to schoolgirl's tuberculosis death

Alina Sarag died of tuberculosis at Birmingham's Children's Hospital in January 201. Credit: Family

Neglect contributed to the death of a teenage schoolgirl from tuberculosis despite her making nine visits to her GPs' surgery in the preceding months, a coroner has ruled.

Birmingham Coroner Aidan Cotter said 15-year-old Alina Sarag should have been sent for tests to diagnose active tuberculosis before her death at the city's Children's Hospital on January 6 last year.

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