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Brazil model who lost hands, feet dies

BRADLEY BROOKS AP
(AP Photo/ Octavio Bastos/ NOROCK )

(AP Photo/ Octavio Bastos/ NOROCK )


RIO DE JANEIRO, Brazil (AP) — A Brazilian model whose feet and hands were amputated following a drug-resistant infection died early on Saturday, health officials said.



Mariana Bridi, 20, died at 2:30 a.m from complications related to a generalized infection caused by the bacteria Pseudomonas aeruginosa, the Espirito Santo State Health Secretariat said in a statement. The bacteria is known to be resistant to multiple kinds of antibiotics.

Bridi had been in the hospital in the city of Serra in Espirito Santo state since Jan. 3.

(AP Photo/ Octavio Bastos/ NOROCK )

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