Health & Medicine

June 24, 2013

Infection caused by superbug killed Laurel County inmate, officials say

An untreated infection caused by a superbug killed a 28-year-old Eastern Kentucky University graduate held at the Laurel County Detention Center, according to the woman's death certificate. Cortney Beldon Hensley had pneumonia caused by an uncommon and virulent strain of Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus, called MRSA 300, when she died in March.

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