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    Idaho teen went to the doctor with flu on Dec. 27. Less than 2 weeks later, she died
    By Brittni Johnson
    January 09, 2020 12:35 PM

    An Idaho Falls girl went to the doctor with a sore throat and fever two days after Christmas, but her sickness took a turn for the worse and she died four days before her 14th birthday.

    Liliana “Lily” Isabel Juson Clark visited an urgent care clinic on Dec. 27 because she wasn’t feeling well, according to a GoFundMe page set up by Deseray Burtenshaw, a friend of Clark’s mom.

    On Sunday, less than two weeks later, Clark died in a Salt Lake City hospital. Her family was by her side...

    ... doctor’s discovered that Clark had pneumonia and methicillin-resistant staphylococcus aureus (MRSA), a staph infection that most antibiotics can’t treat. It had spread throughout her body and there was swelling and bleeding in her brain...