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Undiagnosed golden staph leads to death of healthy young man

A young man was prescribed antibiotics for a cut on his shin. He developed a flu and after going to emergency, was diagnosed with a chest infection which again was treated by antibiotics. He refused to be admitted even though ill. Several days later he was returned to hospital by ambulance where he was finally tested positive for golden staph and despite rigorous treatment died several hours later.

Source: summary of medical news story as reported by The Courier Mail

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About: Undiagnosed golden staph leads to death of healthy young man

Date: 11 June 2004

Source: The Courier Mail

Author: Jamie Walker

URL: http://news.com.au/common/story_page/0,4057,9806262%5E3102,00.html

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