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

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