7-year-old girl treated for scarlet fever, flu before her death - KCTV5 News

7-year-old girl treated for scarlet fever, flu before her death

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Savanna Jessie (Source: Family Photo, WRTV via CNN) Savanna Jessie (Source: Family Photo, WRTV via CNN)

(WRTV/CNN) – A 7-year-old Indiana girl tested positive for the flu, strep throat and scarlet fever before she passed away, according to a county coroner.

Savanna Jessie died Friday after her father found the 7-year-old unresponsive in bed.

The dad took Savanna to Columbus Regional Hospital on Thursday for treatment. When they returned home, the girl’s condition worsened.

“After they left the hospital, he took her home, put her to bed and then found her Friday morning,” said the girl’s aunt, Courtney Hargett.

Medics rushed Savanna to back to the hospital, where she was pronounced dead.

"Savana came into this world seven weeks early. She was a fighter. She was strong," Hargett said.

"Savanna was a beautiful, funny, loving little girl. She had a very wonderful and tight-knit family," page organizer Linda Schadenfroh posted. "She was not the type to complain about the things she didn't have or what others did have. Savanna valued everything she had.  She was a fly by the seat of the pants kind of girl. She loved everybody and everybody loved her."

According to a YouCaring page set up for the family, Savanna leaves behind her father, mother and several siblings.

Bartholomew County Coroner Clayton Nolting said an autopsy will be performed by a forensic pathologist to determine her exact cause of death. 

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