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Teenage Girl Dies Suddenly of Rare Infection 'After Using a Tampon for the First Time'

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"Her grieving family say they are now determined to make everyone aware of the symptoms of toxic shock syndrome"-

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Past Member (0)
Saturday November 16, 2013, 11:35 am
This is extremely sad for this young girls family and it is an illness that is extremely rare but I fervently believe that it is an illness that people need to be made more aware of. As a mother of three daughters I am very aware that this could one day tragically rob me of one of my daughters.

Debbie G. (306)
Saturday November 16, 2013, 12:38 pm
Very sad. I haven't heard anything about TSS for many years. Thanks Frank.

MmAway M. (487)
Sunday November 17, 2013, 1:18 am
Wow, like Debbie, this hasn't been on my radar for quite awhile. RIP no fit words.

. (0)
Sunday November 17, 2013, 8:43 am
Very strange and sad. Thanks for sharing, Frank.

Vrishni S. (0)
Sunday November 17, 2013, 10:40 am
This is so sad and it should be known that when little girls hit puberty for the first time, they should be very closely supervised by their mums and not just do their own thing.

ConnieAway O. (51)
Sunday November 17, 2013, 6:45 pm
Very sad. RIP

DaleLovesOttawa O. (198)
Sunday November 17, 2013, 8:26 pm
Very tragic and rather rare but people must be made aware of such risks that can lead to horrific tragedy for the person involved and their families.

Angelene B. (148)
Sunday November 17, 2013, 10:26 pm
so sad :(

Esther Z. (96)
Monday November 18, 2013, 11:03 am
I remember about Toxic Shock Syndrome from back in the early 80's; so sad this had to happen to this young girl. R.I.P. Natasha.

Robert O. (12)
Monday November 18, 2013, 2:09 pm
How horrible.

Dandelion G. (386)
Monday November 18, 2013, 4:44 pm
Thankful a rare situation but for the family that it happens to; it isn't rare enough. My condolences to the family.

Jonathan Harper (0)
Tuesday November 19, 2013, 4:24 am

Helen Porter (39)
Tuesday November 19, 2013, 5:54 pm

Joanna M. (142)
Thursday November 21, 2013, 6:34 am
How horrific!! The poor family...

Barbara P. (1074)
Friday November 22, 2013, 6:06 pm
My thoughts and prayers go out to her family!
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